Progressive Calendar 06.05.10
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

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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


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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


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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

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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.


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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/


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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)


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From: Vanka485 [at] aol.com
Subject: Northtown vigil 6.05 2pm

Peace vigil at Northtown (Old Hwy 10 & University Av), every Saturday
2-3pm


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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.
For Childcare or other language interpretation, contact:
dboehnke [at] gmail.com
CULTURAL PERFORMANCES include Quetzal Coatlicure!

5 DE JUNIO, 2pm-5pm
DE MINNESOTA A DETROIT:
Porque
"ES NECESSARIO OTRO EE.IS
WAITE HOUSE
2529  Avenida 13 Sur
MINNEAPOLIS

ASSEMBLEA DEL MOVIMIENTO POPULAR DE LAS CIUDADES GEMELAS! for
USSF,Detroit, Junio 22-26,2010 ussf.org
'S ASEMB
PARA JUNTAR NUESTRAS COMUNIDADES, CONECTAR NUESTRAS LUCHAS LOCALES, A
MOVIMIENTOS MAS AMPLIOS Y COORDINAR ACCIONES COLECTIVAS

Para cuidado de ninos o las necesidades de interpretacion o para hacer una
donation, por favor contactar A DAVID AL: dboehnke [at] gmail.co

CON ARTE Y MUSICA,incluyendo QUETZAL CAOTLICUE


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