|Progressive Calendar 01.19.11||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: David Shove (shove001tc.umn.edu)|
|Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 12:11:02 -0800 (PST)|
P R O G R E S S I V E C A L E N D A R 01.19.11 1. Wendell Potter 1.19 4pm 2. Daily Planet bash 1.19 6pm 3. Cleaning workers 1.19 6:30pm 4. Coldwater moon 1.19 7pm 5. Palestine 1.19 7pm NO CYNTHIA MCKINNEY 6. KFAI: Bacevich 1.20 9am 7. Eagan peace vigil 1.20 4:30pm 8. Northtown vigil 1.20 5pm 9. GLBT homeless 1.20 6pm 10. PRT 1.20 6:30pm 11. Palestine 1.20 6:30pm Rochester MN 12. Stop FBI 1.20 7pm 13. US democracy 1.20 7pm 14. Green News - Bride seeks corp for first corp-human merger wedding --------1 of 14-------- From: Jeffrey Davis <jeffdavis386 [at] gmail.com> Subject: Wendell Potter 1.19 4pm Meet former insurance executive & author Wendell Potter January 19 at 4:00 PM at the U of M Bookstore: http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/07102009/watch2.html Wendell Potter was formerly in charge of public relations for Humana and then Cigna. Mr. Potter is the author of "Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans" --------2 of 14-------- From: Richard Broderick <richb [at] lakecast.com> Subject: Daily Planet bash 1.19 6pm Hi, everybody. A fun event to help a good cause -- the Twin Cities Daily Planet (www.tcdailyplanet.net) the independent, non-profit, online community newspaper I helped found five years ago. -Rich Twin Cities Daily Planet Winter Party Wednesday, January 19 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm Summit Brewery 910 Montreal Circle Saint Paul, MN Hey, kick the snow off your soggy boots and raise a mug with us at the Daily Planet Winter Party. What could be more warm and welcoming than some Extra Pale Ale (or other Summit brew), music and good company? The Summit Brewing Company has generously donated their beer and use of their Ratskeller, and we have a great line-up of bands: 6 to 7 p.m. Jimmi Langemo and the Band of Souls: "Blues, Old School R&B and Folk all wrapped int......o on toe-tapping, deep groovin', gotta-see-it show." 7 to 8 p.m.: Patty and the Buttons. Accordion virtuoso Patrick Harison and his Old School Hot Jazz Trio. 8 to 9 p.m. Kenn Wanaku and SunPlug'd: "Take a trip to the Afrikan kontryside with sweet songs, melodic guitar riffs and rootsy rhythms." All ages welcome. Food will be available for purchase. Suggested minimum donation $15 (including beer or root beer). Capacity is limited, so buy your tickets now here: (https://www.thedatabank.com/dpg/262/mtglistproc.asp?formid=TCM-Event&caleventid=19016 ). The Summit Brewing Company is located at 910 Montreal Circle, St. Paul MN. There's plenty of parking, just outside the door. Click here for map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=910+Montreal+Circle%2C+St.+Paul&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq&hnear=910+Montreal+Cir%2C+St+Paul%2C+MN+55102&gl=us&daddr=910+Montreal+Cir%2C+St+Paul%2C+MN+55102&ei=qxQpTbDBM4KTnwfl06XSAQ&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=directions-to&resnum=1&ved=0CBUQwwUwAA --------3 of 14-------- From: Jason Stone <jason.stone [at] yahoo.com> Subject: Cleaning workers 1.19 6:30pm CTUL Solidarity Meeting Wednesday January 19th 6:30pm-8:00pm 2511 E. Franklin Ave, Minneapolis Dear CTUL friends and allies; As we welcome in a new year of struggle for workers rights, we also to take a minute to reflect on the past year in retail cleaning in the Twin Cities metro area, where 2010 marks the beginning of a worker-led movement for justice across the industry, calling on Cub Foods and other locally based retail chains to play a leadership role in ending the human rights violations taking place in the cleaning of their stores. Unfortunately, 2010 also marks another year of exploitation in retail cleaning; another year that large retail chains profit off the backs of the workers who clean their stores. One retail chain provides a particularly insightful window into this reality: Menards. In 2010, CTUL was approached by groups of workers from 3 Menards stores who were employed by 3 different cleaning companies reporting the same issue: Wage Theft. The total was over $13,000 in unpaid wages. These issues are a problem throughout retail cleaning, and in 2011 we are calling on Cub Foods to be a leader in changing this reality to mark a new area of dignity, respect and a living wage for retail cleaning workers. GET INVOLVED IN THIS IMPORTANT STRUGGLE!!! http://26.seiu.org/page/m/18a1f216/14277bd/59f3c77e/38897c7/311702727/VEsH/ CTUL Solidarity Meeting Wednesday January 19th 6:30pm-8:00pm 2511 E. Franklin Ave, Minneapolis --------4 of 14-------- From: Sue Ann <seasnun [at] gmail.com> Subject: Coldwater Moon 1.19 7pm Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at 7 PM The Moon of the Secret Pearl Meet Marylee Hardenbergh. She choreographed the site specific event called "Coldwater~Sacredwater," for 300-plus people at the Spring last September. Dancer Peter Podukle, one of three heros who shoveled out the labyrinth in December, will also host this moon walk. No kvetching about the cold - warm up parading through the labyrinth! After all this is the Cold Moon, the Deep Snow Moon, the pearl-moon hanging high in the sky. Coldwater is a secret pearl, a 10,000-year-old spring exposed and saved by 100s of spiritual and eco-warriors in the 1990s. Traditional group howl! 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 ½-mile past the parking meters, through the cul-de-sac & the gates, & past the abandoned buildings. Follow the curvy road left & then right down to the pond, next to the great willow tree. --------5 of 14-------- From: Meredith Aby <riot369 [at] gmail.com> Subject: Palestine 1.19 7pm NO CYNTHIA MCKINNEY [AntiWarMN] McKinney event update We've just heard from Cynthia McKinney that she is unable to come tonight. She is delayed in Libya due to a series of unfortunate circumstances. We will have the event to update you on the case with Jordan Kushner, Sarah Martin, another subpoenaed activist, and a statement from Cynthia McKinney. Please send this message to your lists. We are disappointed as I'm sure you are. Sarah Martin on behalf of the WAMM Mideast Committee How US Support for Israeli Oppression in Palestine Leads to Political Repression at Home: Wednesday, January 19, 7:00 PM @ St. Joan of Arc Church, 4537 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis Peace activist Sarah Martin and civil rights attorney Jordan Kushner will discuss the FBI raids, subpoenas, and suppression of opposition to U.S. support of Israel's repression of Palestinians Sarah Martin is a lifelong peace activist, 71-year old great-grandmother and co-chair of the Board of Women Against Military Madness. Sarah's FBI-issued subpoena has been reactivated, and although there are no charges against her, Sarah faces possible prison time for not cooperating with the FBI's "witch-hunt." Sarah attempted to visit Palestine in 2009 to see firsthand and report on the lives of Palestinians, but upon arriving at Ben Gurion Airport was thrown in an Israeli jail and deported back to the U.S. Jordan Kushner is a civil rights lawyer, member of The National Lawyers Guild and member of the Coalition for Palestinian Rights. Jordan has provided the Twin Cities community with advice and legal presentations on the rights of citizens when approached by federal authorities, the role of Federal Grand Juries as tools of the prosecution and the expanded scope of "Material Support for Terrorism" laws. Sponsored by the Mideast Committee of WAMM and The Coalition for Palestinian Rights. Questions? WAMM @ 612-827-5364 --------6 of 14-------- From: lydiahowell [at] comcast.net Subject: KFAI:Andrew Bacevich 1.20 9am Thursday Jan.20, 9am on KFAI's "Catalyst:politics & culture" hear an interview with retired Army colonel Andrew Bacevich, talking about his new book "Washington Rules - America's Path to Permanent War". Bacevitch exposes repetition patternsÂ of Vietnam in Iraq to a vast military-industerial complex bankrupting the US budget and the gutting of our Constitution. Hosted by Lydia Howell ONLINE:live-streaming & archived for 2 weeks after broadcast on CATALYST page at http://www.kfai.org 90.3 fm Minneapolis 106.7 fm St.Paul --------7 of 14-------- From: Greg and Sue Skog <family4peace [at] msn.com> Subject: Eagan peace vigil 1.20 4:30pm PEACE VIGIL EVERY THURSDAY from 4:30-5:30pm on the Northwest corner of Pilot Knob Road and Yankee Doodle Road in Eagan. We have signs and candles. Say "NO to war!" The weekly vigil is sponsored by: Friends south of the river speaking out against war. --------8 of 14-------- From: EKalamboki [at] aol.com Subject: Northtown vigil 1.20 5pm NORTHTOWN Peace Vigil every Thursday 5-6pm, at the intersection of Co. Hwy 10 and University Ave NE (SE corner across from Denny's), in Blaine. Communities situated near the Northtown Mall include: Blaine, Mounds View, New Brighton, Roseville, Shoreview, Arden Hills, Spring Lake Park, Fridley, and Coon Rapids. We'll have extra signs. For more information people can contact Evangelos Kalambokidis by phone or email: (763)574-9615, ekalamboki [at] aol.com. --------9 of 14-------- From: hosthome [at] avenuesforyouth.org Subject: GLBT homeless 1.20 6pm On any given night in Minnesota, there are approximately 250 GLBT youth who are homeless. (based on Wilder Research 2006 and 2009) One of the ways that the Twin Cities' community is addressing this problem is through the GLBT Host Home Program of Avenues for Homeless Youth, which offers a transformative and community-based approach to providing homeless gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth with safe homes. As volunteers of the program, adults open their homes and their hearts to young people who need and are looking for a healthy and nurturing connection. If you are interested in hearing more about this community building program, please come to the following informational meeting: Thursday, January 20, 6-8pm @ Midtown YWCA 2121 East Lake Street Minneapolis, MN 55407 Come learn about the history of the GLBT Host Home Program and about the application and screening process for potential volunteers. You will also have an opportunity to hear from hosts who shared their homes with youth. See you there! Questions? Call Raquel (Rocki) at Avenues for Homeless Youth: 612-522-1690, ext. 110 or e-mail her at hosthome [at] avenuesforyouth.org --------10 of 14-------- From: Drea Walker <walk828 [at] gmail.com> Subject: PRT 1.20 6:30pm Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) is the new solution to the public's transit hassles. Here's how it works: Generally elevated or underground tracks (aka guideways) direct small vehicles (think cabin of a family sedan) to a destination chosen by the user (knowledge of system not required) automatically (it's computer controlled) safely (no crossings with other modes or pedestrians) without stopping (no waiting at the red light) and using emission-free vehicles. Hop on board today! [Way better than LRT! -ed] Citizens for Personal Rapid Transit CPRT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, education-based group. We inform the public of advancements in the transportation industry. We do not oppose other forms of mass transportation. Transportation and access to transportation should be a right - not a privilege. We work toward the goal that everyone will have equal and affordable access to quality choices in transportation. Personal Rapid Transit is the best transportation mode choice to achieve our goals, while preserving our environment and urban spaces for generations to come. CPRT has our monthly meeting this Thursday, January 20th at 6:30 pm near the University of Minnesota campus. Meeting location is Van Cleve Park Recreation Center, 901 15th Ave. SE, just north of Dinkytown. Any of the #3 bus routes stop across the street. There are transportation enthusiasts who will be happy to share experiences and insights about Personal Rapid Transit. In addition, there are many opportunities to get involved. www.cprt.org Andrea "Drea" Walker UMN Urban Studies Senior Chair, Citizens for Personal Rapid Transit cell: 952.215.5451 e-mail: walk828 [at] gmail.com Call, text, or e-mail me anytime! --------11 of 14-------- From: Bill McGrath <billmcgrath52 [at] gmail.com> Subject: Palestine 1.20 6:30pm Rochester MN An action-oriented Palestine event will occur Thursday, Jan. 20, 6:30 p.m. Christ United Methodist Church, 400 5th Avenue SW, Rochester, MN 55902. One speaker (a Palestinian) will give an update on Human Rights Issues in Palestine, and address misconceptions that the media creates regarding Israel/Palestine. The other speaker will explain exciting news within efforts of "Minnesota Break the Bonds" to get the state to divest from Israel bonds. State legislators are being contacted by MN-BBC members to question both the propriety and the legality regarding the $18 million of Minnesota tax money that is being used, in part, to build Israeli infrastructure in the West Bank. Discussion afterwards. Information: Bill McGrath (507) 645-7660. --------12 of 14-------- To: kim defranco <kimdefranco [at] yahoo.com> Subject: Stop FBI repression 1.20 7pm Come join us for updates and to get ready for the 25th Protest: Minnesota Committee to Stop FBI Repression meeting Thursday, Jan. 20 7:00 p.m. (sign-making at 6:00) (basement) Walker Community Methodist Church 3104 16th Ave S, Mpls, MN 55407 Please come so we can make the Jan. 25 National Day of Protests as large as possible. People came out across the country for the Mpls activists in September - lets show solidarity for our Chicago sisters and brothers who are subpoenaed to appear before the Grand Jury Tuesday, January 25! Demo: 4:30 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 25 Minneapolis Federal Building Corner of 4th St and 4th Ave, downtown Mpls -- National: StopFBI.net MN: mnstopfbi.wordpress.com Petition: stopfbi.net/sign-the-petition MN list serve: groups.google.com/group/stopfbi-mn and, check your Spam folder! --------13 of 14-------- From: Joe Schwartzberg <schwa004 [at] umn.edu> Subject: US democracy 1.20 7pm This month's 3rd Thursday Forum topic is particularly timely and the presenter has terrific credentials. Please try to make it. THIRD THURSDAY GLOBAL ISSUES FORUM Free and open to the public. Come and bring a friend. Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Avenue, Minneapolis (at Lyndale and Hennepin). Park in church lot. JANUARY 20, 7:00-9:00 p.m. WHAT IS HAPPENING TO AMERICAN DEMOCRACY? This talk will analyze the deepening crisis between the American left and the right in American politics and argue for a 21st century civic populism, a "We the People" campaign to improve interactions between candidates and voters. It will argue that the people created government neither as saviors nor enemies, but as their instrument and meeting ground and that a combination of deliberation and public work with deep roots in the American civic tradition has the potential to revive government as an "us," not an alien "them." It will view politics as a national "public narrative" in which "citizens are the agents of our democracy." Presenter: Professor HARRY BOYTE. Founder and co-director of the Center for Democracy and Citizenship at Augsburg College, Boyte is also a senior fellow and graduate faculty member of the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota. His career as an activist and scholar dates back to the 1960s when he was a Field Secretary for Martin Luther King's Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He was a national coordinator (1993-95) for New Citizenship, a confederation of professionals working with the White House Domestic Policy Council and in this and many other capacities has tried to bridge the gap between citizens and government. A prolific writer, Boyte has authored eight books and more than a hundred scholarly articles on democracy, citizenship and community organizing and has appeared frequently on CBS's morning and evening news and on MPR. --------14 of 14-------- From: Rhoda Gilman <rhodagilman [at] earthlink.net> From: Green News - DC <dcsgpnews10 [at] gmail.com> Subject: ADVISORY Bride seeks corporation for first corporate-human merger wedding; Press conference Jan. 22 in Lake Worth, Fla. (Distributed by the Green Party of the United States, http://www.gp.org) corporatewedding [at] gmail.com Press conference: Saturday, January 22, 2:00 pm Little Owl, 527 N. Dixie Highway Lake Worth, Florida First Ever Marriage to a Corporation Contemplated by Single, Female, 39. The Search for a Corporate Husband will Commemorate the 1st Anniversary of the Supreme Court Ruling Re-affirming Corporate Personhood. One year ago on January 21, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States reaffirmed that corporations have the same constitutional rights as people (Citizens United v FEC). In commemoration of that decision there will commence a national search for the ideal corporate groom for a mere mortal, Ms. Sarah ³echo² Steiner. Ms. Steiner has made it clear that she intends to take the Supreme Court at its word and honor her marriage when she finds a suitable candidate. Members of the press are cordially invited to join the Bride as she formally announces her intention to seek a corporate partner and to unite one heart and one corporate charter in love forever (or not). A press conference will kick off the search for a corporate groom on Saturday, January 22, 2011. There have been rumors circulating that a number of potential corporate grooms are already in the running (including green corporate persons). Once a suitor has been found, the Bride and her future corporate husband will announce their plans to marry in a public ceremony. "The court's ruling has opened the door to the union of corporate and human persons in ways that were never imagined before," said the Bride. "But, frankly, I'm wondering who's going to be on top on the wedding night." ³If corporations are persons, then let us celebrate the end of discrimination against them by permitting them to marry just like everyone else - well, almost everyone else,² says Carla Christianson of Move to Amend Florida. But Suki DeJong of the Palm Beach County Green Party has expressed concern for the inevitable consequences of the Supreme Court's ruling. "There just aren't enough corporations to go around," said DeJong. "Sure, it's okay for Ms. Steiner, but what about the rest of us? I'd like to marry one myself. On the other hand, those things can live forever. They're not like real people." The bride will be given away by Florida Move to Amend (http://www.movetoamend.org). Her bridesmaids will be members of the Palm Beach County Green Party and [In Name Only*] Progressive Democrats of America, Florida. *ed END [ Important Questions: Will the corp be gentle? What non-standard practices might it insist on? Will it play around with other (male? female?) corps? What might the children look like? Will it outsource its sexual duties to Mexico? China? Will it continue to go to the bathroom wherever and whenever it pleases? Will Ms Steiner clean up after it? Will it take baths, or wear perfume? Will it move to China? How often will it visit the proctologist, and can we get pictures? -ed] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- - 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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