|Progressive Calendar 05.28.10||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: David Shove (shove001tc.umn.edu)|
|Date: Fri, 28 May 2010 15:08:43 -0700 (PDT)|
P R O G R E S S I V E C A L E N D A R 05.28.10 1. Palestine vigil 5.28 4:15pm 2. Reform/revolution 5.28 7pm 3. Peace walk 5.29 9am Cambridge MN 4. WAMM yard sale 5.29 10am 5. Copwatch 5.29 10:30am 6. FtSnelling/AZ law 5.29 12noon 7. CUAPB 5.29 1:30pm 8. Northtown vigil 5.29 2pm 9. Palm oil bad/CTV 5.29 9pm 10. WAMM Action Alert - Peter Erlinder arrested 11. ed - Two party system (poem) 12. ed - Pig (haiku) --------1 of 12-------- From: Eric Angell <eric-angell [at] riseup.net> Subject: Palestine vigil 5.28 4:15pm The weekly vigil for the liberation of Palestine continues at the intersection of Snelling and Summit Aves in St. Paul. The Friday demo starts at 4:15 and ends around 5:30. There are usually extra signs available. --------2 of 12-------- From: jtmiller jtmiller <jtmiller [at] minn.net> Subject: Reform/revolution 5.28 7pm Friday May 28, 7:00 pm, MayDay Bookstore Working Democracy Book Club Concluding discussion of "Reform or Revolution," by Daniel De Leon A provocative look at "working within the system" vs. working to create a new system. Includes: the reason for the state; science and morality; the demoralizatin of the workers by political charlatans - and more more. --------3 of 12-------- From: Ken Reine <reine008 [at] umn.edu> Subject: Peace walk 5.29 9am Cambridge MN every Saturday 9AM to 9:35AM Peace walk in Cambridge - start at Hwy 95 and Fern Street --------4 of 12-------- From: Women Against Military Madness <wamm [at] mtn.org> Subject: WAMM yard sale 5.29 10am DON'T MISS: Yard Sale for Peace and Justice Saturday, May 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 3959 27th Avenue South, Minneapolis. Items such as: baked goods, used books, household items, toys, art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, baby items, 1880s pump organ, and more. Priced from $1.00 to $250.00. All proceeds benefit WAMM. --------5 of 12-------- From: Michelle Gross <mgresist [at] visi.com> Subject: Copwatch 5.29 10:30am Meetup for Copwatch: 10:30 a.m. Walker Church, 3100 16th Ave S, Minneapolis MN National Day of Action Against SB1070 Saturday, May 29 from noon to 3pm Whipple Federal Building (Light Rail to Fort Snelling stop) 1 Federal Drive St. Paul, MN 55111 CUAPB has endorsed the May 29th local march in solidarity with the National Day of Action Against Arizona's SB1070, a vicious law that codifies racial profiling and attacks on immigrants. Part of the urgency of the local action is that backward legislators have introduced a copycat bill in Minnesota. We will be supporting the local action by providing copwatch to provide a measure of safety for the marchers. Marchers will meet at the Whipple Federal Building, home to the local branch of the notorious Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) as well as the local Homeland Security office. Afterwards the march will head to nearby Fort Snelling to link up with people protesting the renovation of the fort, which was used as a Dakota concentration camp. You can find more information about the protest here: <http://may29resistance.wordpress.com/>http://may29resistance.wordpress.com/ If you would like to help us with copwatch, meet us at Walker church at 10:30 a.m. for a short training. From there, we will assign people to teams and go together to the march. --------6 of 12-------- From: Women Against Military Madness <wamm [at] mtn.org> Subject: FtSnelling/AZ law 5.29 12noon May 29th Actions: "March on Fort Snelling!" and "National Day of Action Against SB 1070!" Saturday, May 29, 11:30 a.m. (Dakota and Native People) Saint Peters Church, 1405 Sibley Memorial Highway, Mendota. Noon (Immigrants and Allies) Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building, 1 Federal Drive, Fort Snelling. We March Together! Dakota, Latinos, and Allies! Immigrants and allies will meet up to rally against ongoing racism and exploitation in the form of SB1070 and the Minnesota version of the bill at the Bishop Henry Whipple (BHW) Federal Building, which houses Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Homeland Security. This rally will then march to join Dakota activists and rally at Fort Snelling against the ongoing racist occupation of Dakota homelands and sovereignty! Join others as they march together to build power and solidarity around brown unity, to highlight that colonization, land theft, and racist policies are the threads that tie together the experiences many Dakota, Latino, immigrant, and oppressed people find themselves in today. Endorsed by: WAMM. FFI: Visit http://may29resistance.wordpress.com or www.takedownthefort.com. --------7 of 12-------- From: Michelle Gross <mgresist [at] visi.com> Subject: CUAPB 5.29 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 12-------- From: Vanka485 [at] aol.com Subject: Northtown vigil 5.29 2pm Peace vigil at Northtown (Old Hwy 10 & University Av), every Saturday 2-3pm --------9 of 12-------- From: Eric Angell <eric-angell [at] riseup.net> Subject: Palm oil bad/CTV 5.29 9pm Adept 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 watch. Sat, 5/29, 9pm and Tues, 6/1, 8am "The Problem With Palm Oil: Global Issue, Local Solution?" Activists from the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) explain the devastating impact of palm oil production on the world's last remaining rainforests. We follow the story from Indonesia to our local supermarkets and learn how local companies are implicated in rainforest destruction and what local consumers can do to stop it. --------10 of 12-------- Date: Fri, 28 May 2010 15:30:40 -0500 (CDT) From: wamm [at] mtn.org Subject: [WAMM] Action Alert-Peter Erlinder arrested National Lawyers Guild Demands Immediate Release of Attorney Peter Erlinder Vigorous Legal Advocate Arrested in Rwanda For Immediate Release: May 28, 2010 Contact: David Gespass, 205-566-2530 Heidi Boghosian, 917-239-4999 New York - The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) demands the immediate release of its former president, Professor Peter Erlinder, whom Rwandan Police arrested early today on charges of "genocide ideology." He had traveled to Rwanda's capital, Kigali, on May 23, to join the defense team of Rwandan presidential candidate Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza. Erlinder is reportedly being interrogated at the Rwandan Police Force's Kacyiru headquarters. Professor Erlinder has been acting in the best tradition of the legal profession and has been a vigorous advocate in his representation of Umuhoza. There can be no justice for anyone if the state can silence lawyers for defendants whom it dislikes and a government that seeks to prevent lawyers from being vigorous advocates for their clients cannot be trusted. The entire National Lawyers Guild is honored by his membership and his courageous advocacy," said David Gespass, the Guild's president. Erlinder traveled to Kigali after attending the Second International Criminal Defense Lawyers' Conference in Brussels. Since his arrival in Kigali, the state-sponsored Rwandan media has been highly critical of Erlinder. The Rwandan Parliament adopted the "Law Relating to the Punishment of the Crime of Genocide Ideology" (Genocide Ideology Law), on July 23, 2008. It defines genocide ideology broadly, requires no link to any genocidal act, and can be used to include a wide range of legitimate forms of expression, prohibiting speech protected by international conventions such as the Genocide Convention of 1948 and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 1966. Sarah Erlinder, Arizona attorney and NLG member said, "My father has made a career defending unpopular people and unpopular speech - and is now being held because of his representation of unpopular clients and analysis of an historical narrative that the Kagame regime considers inconvenient. We can help defend his rights now by drawing U.S. government and media attention to his situation and holding the Rwandan government accountable for his well-being." Before leaving for Brussels and then Kigali, Professor Erlinder notified the U.S. State Department, his Minnesota Congressional Representative Betty McCullom, Representative Keith Ellison, and Minnesota Senators Al Franken and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar. Professor Erlinder is a professor of law at the William Mitchell College of Law. He is a frequent litigator and consultant, often pro bono, in cases involving the death penalty, civil rights, claims of government and police misconduct, and criminal defense of political activists. He is also a frequent news commentator. Erlinder was president of the National Lawyers Guild from 1993-1997, and is a current board member of the NLG Foundation. He has been a defense attorney at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda since 2003. The National Lawyers Guild, founded in 1937, is the oldest and largest public interest/human rights bar organization in the United States. Its headquarters are in New York and it has chapters in every state. # # # Call and demand the immediate release of Professor Peter Erlinder: Senator Al Franken (202) 224-5641 Or send an email at http://franken.senate.gov/contact/ Senator Amy Klobuchar 202-224-3244 Fax: 202-228-2186 Or send an email at http://klobuchar.senate.gov/emailamy.cfm?contactForm=emailamy&submit=Go Representative Keith Ellison 202-225-4755 Or send an email at http://forms.house.gov/ellison/webforms/issue_subscribe.htm Representative Betty McCullom (202) 225-6631 Fax: (202) 225-1968 Or send an email at http://forms.house.gov/mccollum/webforms/issue_subscribe.htm --------11 of 12-------- The two-party system - double shill If one doesn't screw you, the other one will. --------12 of 12-------- Ten thousand are made poor so one pig can sleep with bloated billionaires. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- - 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 Research almost any topic raised here at: CounterPunch http://counterpunch.org Dissident Voice http://dissidentvoice.org Common Dreams http://commondreams.org Once you're there, do a search on your topic, eg obama drones
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