Progressive Calendar 05.28.10
From: David Shove (
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)

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From: Eric Angell <eric-angell [at]>
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

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From: jtmiller jtmiller <jtmiller [at]>
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.

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From: Ken Reine <reine008 [at]>
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

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From: Women Against Military Madness <wamm [at]>
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,

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.

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From: Michelle Gross <mgresist [at]>
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:

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.

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From: Women Against Military Madness <wamm [at]>
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

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 or

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From: Michelle Gross <mgresist [at]>
Subject: CUAPB 5.29 1:30pm

Meetings: Every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Walker Church, 3104 16th Avenue

Communities United Against Police Brutality
3100 16th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Hotline 612-874-STOP (7867)

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From: Vanka485 [at]
Subject: Northtown vigil 5.29 2pm

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

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From: Eric Angell <eric-angell [at]>
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

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.

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Date: Fri, 28 May 2010 15:30:40 -0500 (CDT)
From: wamm [at]
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
Senator Amy Klobuchar   202-224-3244   Fax: 202-228-2186   Or send an email at
Representative Keith Ellison    202-225-4755    Or send an email at
Representative Betty McCullom    (202) 225-6631   Fax: (202) 225-1968    Or send
an email at

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 The two-party system - double shill
 If one doesn't screw you, the other one will.

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 Ten thousand are made
 poor so one pig can sleep with
 bloated billionaires.


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