|Progressive Calendar 11.20.09||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: David Shove (shove001tc.umn.edu)|
|Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 16:51:19 -0800 (PST)|
P R O G R E S S I V E C A L E N D A R 11.20.09 1. Frances M Lappé 11.20 7pm/11.21 9am 2. Peace walk 11.21 9am Cambridge MN 3. Palestine 11.21 10am 4. Green gifts 11.21 10am 5. Ecology/Pentel 11.21 11:30am 6. Cook off 11,21 12noon 7. CUAPB 11.21 1:30pm 8. Northtown vigil 11.21 2pm 9. Cavlan/Sicko/f 11.21 5pm 10. IWW fall feast 11.21 6pm 11. Pablo Casals 11.21 7pm/11.22 4pm 12. Nonpart party 11.21 7pm 13. Mark Weisbrot - Honduran dictatorship: threat to hemispheric democracy 14. ed - bumpersticker --------1 of 14-------- From: Alliance for Sustainability <iasa [at] mtn.org> Subject: Frances Moore Lappé 11.20 7pm/11.21 9am Wisdom Ways Conference with Frances Moore Lappé - "The Myth of Choice & the Taste of Democracy: Building a Local Food Economy." The conference program will open on Friday, November 20 at 7:00 pm with a keynote opening by Frances Moore Lappé (5:00 pm pre-conference showing of Food, Inc. with soup & bread is available for $5). The 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturday program features local organizations and advocates working to build a just and sustainable local food system. Cost: $40/$20.00 for students. Related program for children of conference participants: $20. Location: Carondelet Center 1890 Randolph Avenue, Saint Paul, MN. Conference collaborators: Alliance for Sustainability and Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture. Program presenters: Common Harvest Farm, Dream of Wild Health, Earth Partners-Sisters of St. Joseph, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Land Stewardship Project, Minnesota Food and Justice Alliance, The Minnesota Project, Mississippi Market Co-op, St. Martins Table, Zander Foods formerly Zander Café and more Minnesota food, farm, and ecology organizations and advocates that support sustainable practice and policy. Complete Streets Grassroots training session Nov. 21 9:30 Registration and coffee 10:00 Program begins Saturday, November 21, 2009 9:30 AM - 12 PM Macalester College Weyerhauser Hall http://www.macalester.edu/about/mapbynumber.html ONLINE <https://www.thedatabank.com/dpg/132/mtgdetail.asp?formid=tlcmeet&caleventid =15773> REGISTRATION Find out how you can work for legislation to make Minnesota's streets safer for everyone, regardless of age or ability. Transit users, bicyclists, children, seniors, people with disabilities: everyone deserves to be able to safely arrive at their destination. Learn about policies being proposed to require planners to consider the needs of all users when designing or re-designing a street in Minnesota. Share your story and collect others' stories to strengthen the case for this legislation! --------2 of 14-------- From: Ken Reine <reine008 [at] umn.edu> Subject: Peace walk 11.21 9am Cambridge MN every Saturday 9AM to 9:35AM Peace walk in Cambridge - start at Hwy 95 and Fern Street --------3 of 14-------- From: Women Against Military Madness <wamm [at] mtn.org> Subject: Palestine 11.21 10am A Panel of First Time Visitors to Palestine: A Life Changing Experience Saturday, November 21, 9:30 a.m. (Refreshments); 10:00 a.m. (Presentation and Discussion) Lutheran Church of Christ the Redeemer, 5440 Penn Avenue South, Minneapolis. Ellen Abbott, a Minneapolis family law attorney who specialized in alternative dispute resolution, will talk about the many legal difficulties and obstacles for Palestinians. Nasrin Jewell, an Iranian-American Professor at St. Catherine University, teaches economics and a course on Women in the Middle East. She will talk about the effects of occupation in terms of human rights and daily life. Fouzi Slisli is an Assistant Professor at St. Cloud State University. He teaches and writes on colonialism and social justice in the Muslim world. Ken Tilsen is an 82-year old attorney who spent most of his life representing people in struggle for peace and justice. He will discuss his trip, with nine other members of his family, to Israel and Palestine, including observations of expulsion of Palestinians from the Temple Mount area of Jerusalem. Sponsored by: Middle East Peace Now (MEPN). The WAMM Middle East Committee is a member of MEPN. FFI: Call 651-696-1642 or email mepn [at] mepn.org --------4 of 14-------- From: Do It Green! Minnesota <Do_It_Green_Minnesota [at] mail.vresp.com> Subject: Green gifts 11.21 10am 4th Annual Green Gifts Fair * Sat, Nov 21 * 10am-5pm * Midtown Global Market Kick off the holiday season with Do It Green! Minnesota's free 4th Annual Green Gifts Fair on Saturday, November 21st from 10am-5pm at the Midtown Global Market on Lake St. and 10th Ave. in Minneapolis. Shop among 75+ local, eco-friendly artists and businesses, pick up the new 2010 edition of Do It Green! Magazine, catch the low carbon cook-off, an eco fashion show, children's activities, and learn how to entertain green this holiday season. This is a free family fun event. Estimated attendance is 6,000+. Activities at the Green Gifts Fair include: * 70 + local green retailers * Launch of the 2010 Do It Green! Magazine * Taste test at the Low Carbon Cook Off with local chefs * Sew your own reusable cloth gift bag * Kids can make a recycled origami decorative ornament * International Food Market vendors * Eco Fashion Show * Local holiday foods cooking tips, demos and recipes * Keeping a non-toxic and clean house during the holidays * Low Waste Oasis on hosting green holiday gatherings * Eco holiday tree displays --------5 of 14-------- From: Ken Pentel <kenpentel [at] YAHOO.COM> Subject: Ecology/Pentel 11.21 11:30am -Saturday, November 21st Ecology Democracy Network Introduction Meeting: 11:30-1pm Study group: 1-2:30pm Bryant Square Park. 31st and Bryant Ave. in South Minneapolis (One block south and west from Lyndale and Lake). Ken Pentel Ecology Democracy Network P.O. Box 3872 Minneapolis, MN 55403 (612) 387-0601 --------6 of 14-------- From: Do It Green! Minnesota <Do_It_Green_Minnesota [at] mail.vresp.com> Subject: Cook Off 11,21 12noon The Food Print Project Cook-Off - Nov 21 Image We are launching our Food Print Project through a series of low carbon cook-offs, featuring local chefs producing low carbon dishes and judges who will choose the lowest carbon dish. At the cook offs you can taste test the chefs creations and learn how your food choices can affect the environment. Chef Heather Hartman at SpoonRiver and Chef Philip Dorwart with CREATE Catering and Dining Studio will be joining us.-Saturday, November 21st 12:00pm, Green Gifts Fair at Midtown Global Market (920 E Lake St). Chef Paul Lynch with Firelake and Chef Molly Herrmann with Tastebud Tart will be joining us.. --------7 of 14-------- From: Michelle Gross <mgresist [at] visi.com> Subject: CUAPB 11.21 1:30pm Meetings: Every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Walker Church, 3104 16th Avenue South http://www.CUAPB.org Communities United Against Police Brutality 3100 16th Avenue S Minneapolis, MN 55407 Hotline 612-874-STOP (7867) --------8 of 14-------- From: Vanka485 [at] aol.com Subject: Northtown vigil 11.21 2pm Peace vigil at Northtown (Old Hwy 10 & University Av), every Saturday 2-3pm --------9 of 14-------- From: greenpartymike <ollamhfaery [at] earthlink.net> Subject: Cavlan/Sicko/f 11.21 5pm An Event about Single Payer Health Care Michael Cavlan RN will be the featured speaker at an event this Saturday, November 21st at 5:00 pm at Mayday Books. In addition to Michael Cavlan's appearance, the Michael Moore movie entitled: "Sicko" will also be screened free of charge. If you have not had the opportunity to see this film and hear Michael Cavlan speak, you are in for a real treat.** We hope that you will support this event by virtue of your attendance and invite others who may not be educated on the Single Payer Health Care reform idea to attend along with you. This is a crucial time in our nation and many people support this reform for our country. Find out how you can be helpful to push forth this cause with our elected officials. For more information about the event, please contact the Bookstore at: MAYDAY BOOKS 301 CEDAR AVENUE SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS, MN 612-333-4719 For the record, Jack Nelson Pallmeyer is being officially, respectfully and publicly invited to attend this event. -Michael Cavlan RN [**Michael should not be so modest. This is sure to be the greatest event in World History since Tiny Tim tiptoed through the tulips (which we will have to grant was greater. Perhaps much greater.). -ed] --------10 of 14-------- From: Michele <mrockne [at] gmail.com> Subject: IWW fall feast 11.21 6pm You are cordially invited to the Fall Feast! Tickets are $10.00 - you can get them from me in advance or pay at the door. I hope to see you all there - lots to celebrate/remember this year. -Michele Rockne From: <redblack [at] riseup.net> Red November/Black November 3rd Annual I.W.W. Fall Feast Saturday November 21, 2009 Red November/Black November is the Industrial Workers of the World's annual Fall Feast to celebrate the hard work and sacrifice that goes into organizing the One Big Union. Northwoods punk/folk singer/songwriter Shannon Murray will perform. Saturday November 21, 2009 6:00pm Dinner * 7:00pm Program Walker Community Church basement 3104 16th Ave. S. Minneapolis MN 55407 $10.00 ($5.00 for kids) includes Dinner + 1 drink Dinner: *Pozole - Mexican Stew w/Tortilla *Vegan Chili w/cornbread *Salads & Snacks Drinks: Beer, Wine, Soda & Juice Program: *IWW Branch Review for the Year *75th Anniversary Minneapolis Teamsters Strike *RNC 8/Marie Mason *Kids Skit *Organizing Testimonials *IWW Songs *Northwoods punk/folk singer/songwriter Shannon Murray will perform . . . and more! Get your ticket today from your I.W.W. Branch delegate or contact Fellow Worker Stephan Holm 612-385-4076 stephanbholm [at] gmail.com ** In November, We Remember Red November, black November, bleak November, black & red; Hallowed month of labor's martyrs, labor's heroes, labor's dead. Labor's hope and wrath and sorrow, red the promise, black the threat. Who are we to not remember? Who are we to dare forget? Red & black the colors blended, black & red the promise made, Red until the fight is ended, black until the debt is paid. August Spies and Albert Parsons, with Joe Hill and all the rest. Who are we to not remember? Who are we to dare forget? - Ralph Chaplin --------11 of 14-------- From: Women Against Military Madness <wamm [at] mtn.org> Subject: Pablo Casals 11.21 7pm/11.22 4pm Saturday, November 21, 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 22, 4:00 p.m. Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis. Pablo Casals, one of the world's great cellists, devoted his life both to music and to bringing peace and justice to the world. Although Casals died in 1973, his music and his work live on. This concert will be held to remember and honor him. Featured performances include works for cello ensemble directed by composer/cellist James David Jacobs from New York City and a piano quartet commissioned for the event written by Minnesota composer/violinist Bill Panks. James David Jacobs taught cello, conducted choir and hosted a monthly salon at the renowned Brooklyn Conservatory of Music from 1999 to 2007. For many years he hosted New York Public Radio's "Music in the Morning" show as well as a music appreciation radio show for children. He now composes music for TV, theater and dance. He will conduct an original composition in addition to works by Pablo Casals and J. S. Bach. Bill Panks is a graduate of Carleton College and will present his piano quartet. Suggested Donation: $10.00 to $25.00. Reservations can be made up until November 16, or donate at the door. Sponsored by: WAMM. FFI and reservations: Call 612-827-5364. --------12 of 14-------- From: Darrell Gerber <darrellgerber [at] earthlink.net> Subject: Nonpartisan party 11.21 7pm The Seventh Annual Nonpartisan Party From: Carleton Crawford (R) Elizabeth Dickinson (Green) Andy Exley (Green) Darrell Gerber (Green) Dan Justesen (IP) Brian Melendez (DFL) Gregg Sougstad (R) Tony Sutton (R) David Weinlick (DFL) You and your friends are cordially invited to the seventh annual "Nonpartisan Party" on Saturday 21 November 2009, from 7 p.m. until Whenever, at Brian Melendez's home, 1777 Dupont Avenue South, Minneapolis. (Please see below for directions.) THE CONCEPT The inaugural Nonpartisan Party was held in 2003, when - for the first time in many years - there were neither federal, state, legislative, nor municipal elections scheduled in Minneapolis. The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November came and went without a general election. The co-hosts - then as now - were volunteer activists in different political parties. (Well, okay, David Weinlick isn't a volunteer anymore. But we're keeping him anyway.) We spend practically all our volunteer time around politics, helping get our candidates elected. But some of the most decent and interesting folks that we have met in local politics are not necessarily members of the same party as we are. Unfortunately, those folks seldom deal with each other outside the partisan political context, so building relationships and actual friendships with each other is tough. But politics would be much more civil, and perhaps focused more on issues and less on personalities, if there were more opportunities for building relationships and friendships among volunteers across party lines. To that end, we threw the first Nonpartisan Party as an opportunity for volunteer leaders in all the political parties to meet and mingle outside partisan politics. The event was a success, so we have turned it into an annual event - a chance for coming together after an actual election, taking off our hats as partisans for a moment and looking at the candidates and at each other as neighbors and fellow citizens. THE RULES There will be a few ground rules: 1. The party is a private event, hosted by individuals and not by political parties, organizations, or titles. Everyone who cares about local politics, regardless of partisan affiliation (or lack of affiliation), is welcome. 2. No agenda or program. 3. No handouts, leaflets, or other propaganda. It's a party, ya know? 4. The party is mostly in honor of volunteer activists. Publicly elected officers are more than welcome. So are candidates for those offices. But nobody gets a soapbox or a formal introduction. 5. No campaigning allowed. (Gossip and speculation are okay.) 6. No speeches! We will supply some beverages and munchies. You don't need to bring anything. But if you do want to bring something, you can bring a favorite beverage or snack for sharing. THE DIRECTIONS Brian's house, 1777 Dupont Avenue, is a red-brick house with white and green trim in Lowry Hill, three blocks west of Hennepin Avenue, between Summit and Douglas (three blocks north of Franklin). You can park on the street. --------13 of 14-------- Honduran Dictatorship Is A Threat to Democracy In the Hemisphere by Mark Weisbrot Friday, November 20, 2009 The Sacramento Bee Common Dreams A small group of rich people who own most of Honduras and its politicians enlist the military to kidnap the elected president at gunpoint and take him into exile. They then arrest thousands of people opposed to the coup, shut down and intimidate independent media, shoot and kill some demonstrators, torture and beat many others. This goes on for more than four months, including more than two of the three months legally designated for electoral campaigning. Then the dictatorship holds an "election." Should other countries recognize the results of such an election, to be held on November 29th? Latin America says absolutely not; the United States is saying, well, "yes we can" - if we can get away with it. "There has been a sharp rise in police beatings, mass arrests of demonstrators and intimidation of human rights defenders," since President Zelaya slipped back into Honduras and took refuge in the Brazilian embassy, wrote Amnesty International. Human Rights Watch, the OAS Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and human rights groups worldwide have also condemned the violence and repression perpetrated by the Honduran dictatorship. On November 5, the 25 nations of the Rio Group, which includes virtually all of Latin America, declared that they would not recognize the results of the November 29th elections in Honduras if the elected President Manuel Zelaya were not first restored. Why is it that Latin American governments can recognize this threat to democracy but Washington cannot? One reason is that many of the governments are run by people who have lived under dictatorships. President Lula da Silva of Brazil was imprisoned by the Brazilian dictatorship in the 1980s. President Michele Bachelet of Chile was tortured in prison under the brutal Pinochet dictatorship that was installed with the help of the Nixon administration. The presidents of Bolivia, Argentina, Guatemala, and others have all lived through the repression of right-wing dictatorships. Nor is this threat merely a thing of the past. Just two weeks ago the President of Paraguay, Fernando Lugo, had to fire most of the military leadership because of credible evidence that they were conspiring with the political opposition. This is one of the consequences of not reversing the Honduran military coup of June 28th. Here in the United States we have been subjected to a relentless campaign of lies and distortions intended to justify the coup, which have been taken up by Republican supporters of the dictatorship, as well as by hired guns like Lanny Davis, a close associate of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Perhaps the biggest lie, repeated thousands of times in the news reporting and op-eds of the major media, was that Zelaya was overthrown because he was trying to extend his term of office. In fact, the non-binding referendum that Zelaya proposed had nothing to do with term limits. And even if this poll of the electorate had led eventually to a new constitution, any legal changes would have been far too late for Zelaya to stay in office beyond January 29. Another surreal part of the whole political discussion has been the attempt to portray Zelaya, who was merely delivering on his campaign promises to the Honduran electorate, as a pawn of some foreign power - conveniently chosen to be the much-demonized Hugo Chavez of Venezuela. The anti-communist hysteria of 1950s McCarthyism is still the model for these uncreative political hacks. What a disgrace it will be to our country if the Obama team follows through on its current strategy and recognizes these "elections!" It's hard to imagine a stronger statement than that human rights and democracy in this hemisphere count for zero in the political calculations of this administration. [Obama is nothing but worse lives for millions affected by his actions. As with Bush, Clinton, Bush, Reagan, traitors to democracy. -ed] 2009 McClatchy Newspapers Mark Weisbrot is Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), in Washington, DC. --------14 of 14-------- ------------------ FOX NEWS ate Obama's brain! ------------------ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- - 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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