|Progressive Calendar 07.15.10||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: David Shove (shove001tc.umn.edu)|
|Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 15:37:18 -0700 (PDT)|
P R O G R E S S I V E C A L E N D A R 07.15.10 1. Jimmy Johns/AZ 7.15 6:30pm 2. AntiWarMN cocktails 7.15 6:30pm 3. The costs of war 7.15 7pm --------1 of 3-------- From: Lydia Howell <lydiahowell [at] visi.com> Subject: Jimmy Johns/AZ 7.15 6:30pm Contact: Nick Espinosa, 612-432-8888, BAM! Campaign organizer Immigrant rights advocates host satirical game show blasting Jimmy Johns support for AZ racial profiling law, SB1070 Contest Protest Jimmy Johns - Boycott Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Law BAM! will sponsor a Jimmy John's trivia contest! The lucky winner gets a special sandwich! Thursday, July 15, 2010, 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. Jimmy John's Downtown (Block E Street level on 6th St.) 600 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis Why: Franchise owners won't sign statement condemning Jimmy John's founder who funds the campaigns of anti-immigrant demagogues like Joe Arpaio and John McCain who are outspoken supporters of SB1070 The story: Our first picket produced sandwiches, but no public agreement on the part of the franchisee--who turns over 10.5 percent of the nine-restaurant chain's sales to founder "Jimmy John" Liautaud--denouncing the funding of the politics of hatred in this country. We continue to picket MikLin Enterprises. Jimmy John's founder funds the campaigns of anti-immigrant demagogues like Joe Arpaio and John McCain who are outspoken supporters of SB1070. Founded in 1983 by James "Jimmy John" Liautaud, Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches have expanded to over 1000 shops, including two franchise operations in Minnesota, Miklin and Spin the Planet Enterprises. Each franchise pays the parent corporation in Illinois about 10.5 percent in sales and branded royalties. Unfortunately, some of that money has ended up assisting the campaigns of racist demagogues like Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, infamous for his anti-immigrant policies. Prior to the 2008 election, the Liautaud Development Group LLC (also run by Jimmy John) funneled $10,000 to the "Sheriff Command Association," which smeared Arpaio's opponent, Dan Saban. Nationally, Liautaud has funded Senator John McCain in recent transformation as an anti-comprehensive immigration reform candidate ($4.600 in 2008), as well as contributing $5,000 in 2009 to the "Free and Strong America PAC, which contributes to anti-reform U.S. Representatives and Senators. For this reason we are giving Jimmy John's sandwiches the title "Freaky Facist" We continue to demand that the franchise holders publicly denounce SB1070 in writing - or face the boycott! More info on Jimmy John's: http://www.boycottarizona1070.com/jimmy.php <http://www.boycottarizona1070.com/jimmy.php> Boycott Arizona -- Minnesota! (BAM!) Immigrants and Allies An alliance of Minnesota immigrants and their allies have launched a campaign to Repeal SB1070 by encouraging individuals, organizations, and businesses to boycott Arizona, and to show the right wing extremists that we will not tolerate hateful Arizona style laws here in Minnesota. http://bamcampaign.wordpress.com/ --------2 of 3-------- From: Meredith Aby <awcmere [at] gmail.com> Subject: AntiWarMN cocktails 7.15 6:30pm [AntiWarMN] Cocktails for a Cause this Thursday - come and have fun with us! Cocktails for a Cause Thursday, July 15th, 6:30 to 8:30pm in the lobby of the Park Avenue Associates Building, 2615 Park Avenue South (Park & 26th St. - across from the American Swedish Institute ) Come have drinks and appetizers with other progressive and peace loving people! Donations from the event will support the Anti-War Committee, a local grassroots peace group that works in solidarity with the peoples affected by U.S. warfare and for change in U.S. foreign policy in Afghanistan, the Middle East, and Colombia. --------3 of 3-------- From: Women Against Military Madness <wamm [at] mtn.org> Subject: The costs of war 7.15 7pm Presentation: "The Financial and Human Costs of War" Thursday, July 15, 7:00 p.m. St. Luke Presbyterian Church, 3121 Groveland School Road, Minnetonka. Join others at a presentation addressing the financial and human costs of war featuring peace activists Tom White and Larry Johnson. White, a member of the Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers (MAP), Veterans for Peace, Minnesota Peace Project, and Interfaith Peacemakers of Edina, will share his spiritual motivation for his political involvement. Johnson, President of Minnesota Veterans for Peace, Vietnam War medic, and conscientious objector will describe the often hidden, always damaging personal cost of war to veterans, including the long term impact on families and communities. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. Endorsed by: WAMM. FFI: Call Linda, 763-478-4956. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- - 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 for governor 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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