Progressive Calendar 06.26.10
From: David Shove (shove001tc.umn.edu)
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2010 01:48:26 -0700 (PDT)
              P R O G R E S S I V E   C A L E N D A R    06.26.10

1. Peace walk       6.26 9am Cambridge MN
2. GLBT Pride       6.26 10am
3. Zionism?         6.26 10am
4. Baby don't drill 6.26 11am
5. Torture vigil    6.26 11am
6. Pentel for gov   6.26 11am
7. Immigrant ed     6.26 12noon
8. Nurses picnic    6.26 1pm
9. CUAPB            6.26 1:30pm
10. Northtown vigil 6.26 2pm
11. Gitmo film      6.26 2pm
12. Labor forum     6.26 7pm
13. Full moon walk  6.26 7pm
14. Torturing dem/f 6.26 7pm
15. Erlinder/CTV    6.26 9pm

16. ed          - Things  (haiku)

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From: Ken Reine <reine008 [at] umn.edu>
Subject: Peace walk 6.26 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] mtn.org>
Subject: GLBT Pride 6.26 10am

Twin Cities GLBT Pride Festival

Saturday, June 26, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 27, 10:00
a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Loring Park, Lyndale and Hennepin Avenues,
Minneapolis. The Twin Cities GLBT Pride Festival features five stages
of live entertainment, three food courts, fireworks, history pavilion
and more. The Parade will take place on Sunday, June 27 at 11:00 a.m.
and will begin at 3rd Street and Hennepin Avenue and follow Hennepin
Avenue to Loring Park. Come visit the WAMM booth at the festival and
pick up an "END WAR" sticker. Festival and Parade Sponsored by: Twin
Cities Pride. FFI: Visit www.tcpride.org. FFI on WAMM's Participation
or to Volunteer to Table: Call WAMM at 612-827-5364 or email wammofficemanager 
[at] mtn.org
.

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From: William Bailey <wbailey [at] visi.com>
Subject: Zionism? 6.26 10am

Has the Zionist Solution for the Jewish Problem Worked?

Whose problem is it anyway?  Does history matter?  Should we revisit it,
or should we ignore it and just "move on?"  Why is "peace" not the goal?
What are the two diametrically opposed views of Israel today, and why do
they exist simultaneously?  What does the ordinary person in the Middle
East think, and does it even matter?  What are the options today, and
where do we go from here?  Arafat ElBakri, a Palestinian American, is
President of Islamic Relief & Social Services, a trustee of Abu Bakr
Mosque in Mankato and former President of Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center.
Samir Saikali was born in Cairo and holds Egyptian and American degrees in
literature and education.  He is a grant writer for the St. Paul
Neighborhood Development Center.  He and his wife spent time with Kosovo
refugees in 1998 and 1999. Both men are frequent speakers to schools and
community groups.

SATURDAY, June 26th, 2010
9:30 a.m. Refreshments, 10:00 a.m. Presentation and Discussion
SOUTHDALE HENNEPIN COUNTY LIBRARY
7001 York Avenue South, Edina, MN  55435
For information call 651-696-1642 or email mepn [at] mepn.org.
Visit our MEPN website at http://www.mepn.org


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From: Lydia Howell <lydiahowell [at] visi.com>
Subject: Baby don't drill 6.26 11am

Mpl/Sat.6/26,11am:
Stop Offshore Drilling /TC joins national action

Attend Hands Across the Sand to protect our oceans, beaches, and
wildlife from more offshore drilling!
<http://action.sierraclub.org/site/R?i=noHMYqxMQDZ1f90KToiY5A..>

Sierra Club and concerned citizens
Hands Across the Sand
Saturday, June 26th, 11am
Lake Calhoun Thomas Beach. (MAP

Questions: Joshua Low, joshua.low [at] sierraclub.org
<mailto:joshua.low [at] sierraclub.org>. (612)659-9124


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From: Women Against Military Madness <wamm [at] mtn.org>
Subject: Torture vigil 6.26 11am

Vigil Honoring Victims of Torture
Saturday, June 26, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 717 East River Parkway,
Minneapolis. The Center for Victims of Torture honors torture survivors on
UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Sponsored by: the
Center for Victims of Torture. Endorsed by: the WAMM Tackling Torture at
the Top (T3) Committee. FFI: Email tacklingtorture [at] gmail.com .


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From: PRO826 [at] aol.com
Subject: Pentel for gov 6.26 11am

KEN PENTEL BEGINS BICYCLE CAMPAIGN TO CENTRAL MINNESOTA
11:00 AM, Saturday, June 26, 2010
Where: Brookview Park is found from the intersection of Winnetka and
Brookview Parkway just south of Winnetka and highway #55 in Golden Valley.
Contact:  651-695-1966

The Ecology Democracy Party gubernatorial candidate KEN PENTEL is
campaigning by bicycle and canoe through your area and is arriving for
interviews from June 28 through June 30.  Please contact David Luce,
Advance Team Coordinator, at 651-695-1966 or advanceteam [at] kenpentel.org to
schedule an interview.

The Ecology Democracy Party grew from the already flourishing Ecology
Democracy Network, established by Ken Pentel over the last two years while
bicycling over 6,000 miles grass roots organizing around the State.  The
Ecology Democracy Party was established to transition the thinking and
action in our culture from a human-centered to an ecological-centered
approach in relation to how we manage our relationship with our home,
planet Earth.  The Ecology Democracy Party will restore a harmonious and
sustainable relationship with our natural environment through a structural
change of the fundamentals of Minnesota Government.  This change is to be
brought about through the following three Ecology Democracy Party
mandates:

Ecology Democracy Party mandates:
*       Establishing an ecology-based economy for Minnesota
*       Implementing proportional representation for the State House
*       Removing Big Money and Corporate Interference in Minnesota
Government

Ken Pentel quote:  "The people who mobilize and vote for Erin and me
should know that when elected, our three mandates will form the basis of
how we will govern.  These are: the establishment of an ecology-based
economy for Minnesota, implementation of proportional representation for
the State House, and the removal of private and corporate money in the
people's government of Minnesota.  In the course of this campaign and
beyond, it will be the responsibility of the people in the field who
mobilized, and all those who will vote for us, to give us the backbone to
see this through. We know Minnesotans are up to the challenge and we look
forward to earning and maintaining their trust and confidence."

Prepared to Govern,
Ken Pentel, 2010 Ecology Democracy Party Gubernatorial Candidate

Ken Pentel is a Minnesota native and former Green Party gubernatorial
candidate with 11 years of work experience with Greenpeace and 12 years of
work experience developing the Minnesota Green Party.  Ken is the founding
director of the Ecology Democracy Network.

You are also invited to join Ecology Democracy Party members, supporters
and friends to see our Governor candidate, Ken Pentel off on his
bicycle/canoe tour of Central Minnesota.


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From: Jason Stone <jason.stone [at] yahoo.com>
Subject: Immigrant ed 6.26 12noon

Coffee Hour: NAVIGATE: Widening the path to higher education for
undocumented immigrant high school students in MN - June 26

Saturday, June 26
Noon - 1:30pm
At the Resource Center of the Americas
Presented in English/Spanish

NAVIGATE is a project that seeks widen the path to higher education for
undocumented immigrant high school students in Minnesota.There is a
growing need for accurate and Minnesota-focused information and
encouragement for these students. Our goal is to make the college
application and financial aid process more navigable for undocumented
students and better inform those who assist them. Speaker: Denisse Linares
- NAVIGATE

CONTACT team [at] navigatemn.org


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From: Andy Hamerlinck <iamandy [at] riseup.net>
From: Geri Katz <Geri.Katz [at] mnnurses.org>
Subject: Join nurses picnic 6.26 1pm

Please join nurses, patients and supporters at the Picnic for Patient
Safety, this Saturday, June 26, 1-4pm at the Minnesota Nurses Association,
345 Randolph Ave, Ste 200, St. Paul MN 55102. Directions:
http://mnnurses.org/sites/default/files/documents/contact-739.pdf

Burgers, hot dogs and water will be provided. Please bring a dish or
beverages to share. We'll have kid-friendly entertainment including an
inflatable bouncer, balloon animals and face painting. At 2:30 some of our
Twin Cities patients will share their unsafe staffing stories.

Please RSVP - feel free to bring your families. Anyone who cares about
patient safety is welcome!

Geri Katz*
Minnesota Nurses Association*
345 Randolph Ave, Suite 200
Saint Paul, MN 55102
MNA Social Media Links:*


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From: Michelle Gross <mgresist [at] visi.com>
Subject: CUAPB 6.26 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 6.26 2pm

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


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From: Women Against Military Madness <wamm [at] mtn.org>
Subject: Gitmo film 6.26 2pm

Film Screening: "The Response"
Saturday, June 26, 2:00 p.m. 2418 24th Street East, Minneapolis.

"The Response" is a piercing recreation of a military tribunal at
Guantanamo. With a script based on transcripts from actual tribunals "The
Response" places you in the position of the judges in deciding if the
defendant is innocent and harmless, or responsible for the deaths of
several U.S. soldiers. The 30 minute film screening will be followed by a
discussion led by James Yee. The discussion will be followed by a backyard
cookout. Note: The host of this event is a vegetarian so if meat is
desired, one will have to provide their own. RSVP: Contact Aaron,
aaron [at] tovo.net or 206-661-3085. FFI: Visit www.aistpaul.org .


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From: Lisa Luinenberg <lisacge [at] gmail.com>
Subject: Labor forum 6.26 7pm

Bill Onasch, a long time trade union activist, labor writer, webmaster of
www.kclabor.org, member of the Amalgamated Transitworkers Union (ATU) and
U.S. Labor Against the War (USLAW), and organizer of the Labor Notes
"Troublemakers School" Conference in Kansas City, MO will be in town next
weekend to speak at two special forums.

"A Report Back on the 2010 Labor Notes 'Troublemakers' Conference"
Saturday, June 26th at 7:00 pm
Mayday Bookstore
301 Cedar Ave. S.
West Bank, Minneapolis
Sponsored by: Socialist Action

"Confronting the Climate Crisis Through the Struggle for Green Jobs"
Monday, June 28th at 7:00 pm
Mayday Bookstore
Sponsored by: Climate Crisis Coalition of the Twin Cities (3CTC)

These events are free and open to the public. Call 612-333-4719 for more
information.

Lisa L. Socialist Action Twin Cities


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From: Sue Ann <seasnun [at] gmail.com>
Subject: Full moon walk 6.26 7pm

Full Moon Walk at Coldwater Spring
Saturday, June 26, 2010  at 7 PM
Celebrate the Moon of Exuberant Green Energy*

It's a short night - only 8 hours 25 minutes. The late-rising moon is low
in the sky. This is High Summer. Look for a partial lunar eclipse early
this morning as the moon sets if you're up as early as 5:30 AM.

Traditional group howl!  [oooooooooooooooo!]

*Directions*: Coldwater is south of Minnehaha Park, in Minneapolis. From Hwy
55/Hiawatha, turn East (toward the Mississippi) at 54th Street, take an
immediate right, & drive South on the frontage road for -mile past the
parking meters, through the cul-de-sac, through the main gate & past the
brick abandoned building. Follow the curvy road left & then right down to
the pond, next to the great willow tree.

Sunset 9:03 PM - Moonrise 9:26 PM

Free. Open to all. Info: www.friendsofcoldwater.org


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From: Women Against Military Madness <wamm [at] mtn.org>
Subject: Torturing dem/f 6.26 7pm

Film Screening: "Torturing Democracy"

Saturday, June 26, 7:00 p.m. Walker Community Church, 3104 16th Avenue
South, Minneapolis. "The documentary 'Torturing Democracy' tells the story
of how the United States government circumvented tradition and law to
adopt torture as official policy. The film, produced by award- winning
filmmaker Sherry Jones, draws on interviews, archival footage, and
recently declassified documents to piece together the development and
dissemination of torture tactics from Bagram in Afghanistan to Guantanamo
Bay and Abu Ghraib - and the document trail leads right to the top of the
chain of command." Sponsored by: the WAMM Tackling Torture at the Top (T3)
Committee. FFI: Email tacklingtorture [at] gmail.com.


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From: Eric Angell <eric-angell [at] riseup.net>
Subject: Erlinder/CTV 6.26 9pm

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, 6/26, 9pm and Tues, 6/29, 8am
"Peter Erlinder: Behind the Scenes at the Hotel Rwanda"

On May 28 of this year William Mitchell College of Law prof. Peter
Erlinder, intending to represent his client, opposition leader Victoire
Ingabire, was jailed and is being held by the Kagame regime in
Rwanda.  In this extensive 2008 interview of the long time human rights
advocate and Lead Defense Counsel for the UN International Criminal
Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), we explore critical background about Erlinder
and Rwanda's complex history.


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 Things never are as
 bad as they seem. They're much much
 much much much much worse.


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