|Progressive Calendar 06.05.10||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: David Shove (shove001tc.umn.edu)|
|Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2010 22:32:45 -0700 (PDT)|
P R O G R E S S I V E C A L E N D A R 06.05.10 1. Peace walk 6.05 9am Cambridge MN 2. Domestic violence 6.05 10am 3. Walk v weapons 6.05 4. Boycott Arizona 6.05 1pm 5. CUAPB 6.05 1:30pm 6. Northtown vigil 6.05 2pm 7. Social forum 6.05 2pm --------1 of 7-------- From: Ken Reine <reine008 [at] umn.edu> Subject: Peace walk 6.05 9am Cambridge MN every Saturday 9AM to 9:35AM Peace walk in Cambridge - start at Hwy 95 and Fern Street --------2 of 7-------- From: Jason Stone <jason.stone [at] yahoo.com> Subject: Domestic violence 6.05 10am Coffee Hour: How domestic violence impoacts Latino and Immigrant communities - June 5 Saturday, June 5 10:00am-11:45am At the Resource Center of the Americas Presented in English The presentation will answer the question: How Domestic Violence Impact Latino and Immigrant Communities? Speaker: Rosario de la Torre is the Family Advocacy/ Refugio Manager for Casa de Esperanza, an organization with the mission to mobilize Latinas and Latino communities to end domestic violence. Rosario has served in this position for six years. de la Torre came to the United States from Mexico in 1988 and is an experienced advocate in the areas of domestic violence, sexual assault, and victimization. A responsive and accomplished professional, she has demonstrated leadership and organizational skills. Her success in her current position is, in part, a testimony to her communications skills - both among her staff and across the organization. She has vast training, advocacy, court advocacy, and crisis line management experience. De la Torre is a highly respected and experienced advocate. CONTACT Email: rdelatorre [at] casadeesperanza.org Phone: 651 772-1723 --------3 of 7-------- From: braun044 <braun044 [at] tc.umn.edu> Subject: Walk v weapons 6.05 On Saturday, June 5, Women Against Military Madness will be sponsoring the third annual WAMM Walk Against Weapons, a highly visible, three-mile walk starting at Bakers Square in Eden Prairie and ending at Alliant Techsystems, also in Eden Prairie. WAMM Walk Against Weapons Saturday, June 5, 2010 Bakers Square Restaurant 928 Prairie Center Drive Eden Prairie, MN 10:30 am Gathering and check-in at Bakers Square parking lot 11:00 am Walk Begins 12:30 pm Walk Ends/Short rally at ATK, 7480 Flying Cloud Drive, (shuttles back to Bakers Square) As you probably know, the Walk Against Weapons is a fundraiser for WAMM, but it is also related to the vigils that we have been doing at Alliant Techsystems for the past 13 years. Alliant Techsystems is the largest weapons manufacturer in Minnesota and has been a primary supplier of depleted uranium munitions, cluster bombs, and landmines to the U.S. Department of Defense and many other countries around the world. These indiscriminate weapons are illegal under international law because they keep on killing long after a war is over . . . and the primary victims of unexploded landmines and cluster bombs are children. Alliant sells these weapons through more than 60 international sales offices and they frequently end up in the hands of oppressive groups or governments. I hope you can join us for the walk. If you cannot walk, I would be very grateful if you would sponsor me or another walker. In that case, you would make a check out to WAMM and send it to 310 East 38th Street, Suite 222, Minneapolis, MN 55409, indicating in the memo line who you wish to sponsor. On behalf of the Fundraising Committee and the staff, I want to thank those of you who have already signed up to walk or have agreed to sponsor a walker. Your contribution will help WAMM to continue opposing militarism in all its forms, to continue making the connections between militarism, economic injustice, empire-building and racism, and to use the creativity and passion of our members to oppose oppression wherever possible. Please contact me at 612-522-1861 if you have questions. Marie Braun 612-522-1861 -- From: Women Against Military Madness <wamm [at] mtn.org> Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) will host its 3rd Annual Walk Against Weapons on Saturday, June 5th, around the Alliant Techsystems munitions plant. To find out more, and to download a participation form, please visit the WAMM website at www.worldwidewamm.org. All proceeds go to WAMM's ongoing struggle to limit dangerous weapons. All contributions are tax-deductible. "Depleted" Sounds Like It is Benign by Steve Clemens It is pyrophoric, probably carcinogenic and mutagenic, and when aerosolized, the ceramicized, minute particles can be readily inhaled or ingested. Why so many highfalutin words for something that is already "depleted"? Uranium-238, aka depleted Uranium or DU, is a waste product remaining from the enrichment process used to process Uranium for use in nuclear weapons and as the fuel for nuclear power plants. While remaining radioactive, it is a less intensive (but longer-lasting) - thus earning the moniker of "depleted". As a metal, DU is heavier and denser than lead and has a similar toxicity in humans and animals if ingested. Heavy metal poisoning particularly affects organs like the kidney and liver. But DU's radioactivity, mostly benign when used as ballast in airplanes and boats or as shielding in tanks and troop carriers, becomes a more potent factor when it is ingested or inhaled. Military planners are always looking for a super weapon or silver bullet. They discovered that depleted uranium was much more effective in destroying hardened targets than traditional lead or titanium based munitions. As the DU projectile flies through the air, it burns (pyrophoric) and sloughs off tiny, minute particles which take on a hardened, non-soluble character due to the heat (ceramicized). According to military officials, the weapon "self-sharpens" and burns its way into the target. The heat created often ignites or explodes items within the target, further scattering the radioactive dust particles. These particles can enter the body when breathed in (inhaled), swallowed when the dust lands on food or water sources (ingested), or through cuts in the skin. Doctors in Iraq in the area where DU weapons were used in the 1991 War have been alarmed by the huge increases of cancers and birth defects they have witnessed. While scientific proof of causation demands years of careful study (it took more than 35 years for the Army to admit Agent Orange caused cancer in Vietnam), the circumstantial evidence mounting in Iraq and Afghanistan and other battle areas where it has been used is substantial. What is really depleted is the morality of designing, manufacturing, and profiting from a weapon which keeps on killing beyond the battlefield (when the sandstorms in Iraq and Afghanistan blow the radioactive dust particles up into the atmosphere where they land who- knows-where); it keeps killing long after a war has ended (with the half-life of 4 ½ billion years or so it will keep killing until it is cleaned up); it is inhumane in how it kills with the likely cancer- causing diseases, birth defects, and heavy-metal poisoning; and it harms the natural environment with its radioactive pollution. Any failure of these four tests make a weapon illegal according to international law experts. The fact that DU fails all four make it an especially heinous "weapon of mass indiscriminate destruction" (according to the UN). Alliant Techsystems (ATK) profits from the manufacture and sale of these illegal and immoral weapons. This depleted morality must be converted to research for life-giving alternatives. Peace conversion with no loss of jobs. --------4 of 7-------- From: Nick Espinosa <espinosa.nick [at] gmail.com> Subject: Boycott Arizona 6.05 1pm Boycott Arizona - Minnesota (BAM!) First Meeting Saturday June 5th, 1:00pm El Colegio Charter School (42nd and Bloomington) To discuss ideas and actions for this summer's campaign to stop racist Arizona laws in Minnesota. Come to brainstorm, share ideas, and find out how you can get involved in the struggle against hateful anti-immigrant measures in Minnesota, and stop the criminalization of our communities! Si Se Puede! BAM! http://bamcampaign.wordpress.com/ Boicot Arizona - Minnesota (BAM!) Primero Reunion Sabado, 5 de Junio, 1:00pm El Colegio Charter School (42nd and Bloomington) *PORQUE*: Para discutir ideas y acciones para la campaña de este verano para parar leyes racistas como la ley SB1070 de Arizona en Minnesota. Ven a compartir ideas y escuchar como usted pueda involucrarse en la lucha en contra de programas anti-inmigrantes de odio en Minnesota, y poner fin a la criminalización de nuestras comunidades. Si Se Puede! BAM! http://bamcampaign.wordpress.com/ --------5 of 7-------- From: Michelle Gross <mgresist [at] visi.com> Subject: CUAPB 6.05 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) --------6 of 7-------- From: Vanka485 [at] aol.com Subject: Northtown vigil 6.05 2pm Peace vigil at Northtown (Old Hwy 10 & University Av), every Saturday 2-3pm --------7 of 7-------- From: Lydia Howell <lydiahowell [at] visi.com> Subject: Social forum 6.05 2pm IN ENGLISH & SPANISH SAT.JUNE 5, 2pm-5pm FROM MINNESOTA to DETROIT Because "ANOTHER U.S. IS NECESSARY!" Twin Cities PEOPLE'S MOVEMENT ASSEMBLY, preparing for the 2010 US SOCIAL FORUM in Detroit June22-26 ussf2010.org Waite House 2529 13th Avenue South MINNEAPOLIS To gather our communities, connect our local struggles, & co-ordinate collective actions! SPANISH INTERPRETATION AVAILABLE. 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