|Progressive Calendar 05.01.11||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: David Shove (shove001tc.umn.edu)|
|Date: Sun, 1 May 2011 02:51:54 -0700 (PDT)|
P R O G R E S S I V E C A L E N D A R 05.01.11 1. Atheist radio 5.01 9am 2. Stillwater vigil 5.01 1pm 3. Mayday Mpls 5.01 1pm 4. Mayday StP 5.01 4pm 5. Jim Hightower - From democracy to plutocracy --------1 of 5-------- From: Minnesota Atheists <web [at] mnatheists.org> Subject: Atheist radio 5.01 9am Sunday, May 1, 9:00am-10:00am Atheists Talk Radio AM 950 KTNF in the Twin Cities or stream live at http://www.am950ktnf.com. Guest: Sandhya Bathija of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Mike Haubrich (http://quichemoraine.com/category/mikehaubrich) hosts. Contact us during the show with questions or comments at (952) 946-6205 or radio [at] mnatheists.org. --------2 of 5-------- From: scot b <earthmannow [at] comcast.net> Subject: Stillwater vigil 5.01 1pm A weekly Vigil for Peace Every Sunday, at the Stillwater bridge from 1- 2 p.m. Come after Church or after brunch ! All are invited to join in song and witness to the human desire for peace in our world. Signs need to be positive. Sponsored by the St. Croix Valley Peacemakers. If you have a United Nations flag or a United States flag please bring it. Be sure to dress for the weather . For more information go to <http://www.stcroixvalleypeacemakers.com/>http://www.stcroixvalleypeacemakers.com/ For more information you could call 651 275 0247 or 651 999 - 9560 --------3 of 5-------- From: Women Against Military Madness <wamm [at] mtn.org> Subject: Mayday Mpls 5.01 1pm MayDay Parade and Festival: Walk with WAMM Sunday, May 1 (Rain Date: Sunday, May 8), 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. Powderhorn Park, 15th Avenue and 35th Street, Minneapolis. Join fellow members, volunteers, interns, and staff, and walk with WAMM in the annual MayDay Parade. Wear your WAMM gear (shirts, visors, buttons). Please note that this is a low waste event and there will be no distribution of flyers, candy, etc. Gather at Cedar Field, 18th Avenue and 25th Street, Minneapolis (look for the WAMM signs) at Noon. The parade will begin at 1:00 p.m. and end approximately two hours later at Powderhorn Park, where a short ceremony will follow. Don't miss the WAMM information booth at Powderhorn Park. Stop by and get your photo taken and to pick up a NO WAR sticker. Sponsored by: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre. FFI: Visit www.hobt.org. --------4 of 5-------- From: Women Against Military Madness <wamm [at] mtn.org> Subject: Mayday StP 5.01 4pm International Workers Day March: 125 Years of Solidarity Among Workers of the World! Sunday, May 1, 4:00 p.m. (Gather) Cathedral Park, Marshall Avenue and John Ireland Boulevard, St. Paul. March through the streets to the Minnesota State Capitol, 75 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, St. Paul. Stop the attacks against workers, unions and immigrants! We Demand: Justice, freedom to organize, legalization and equality! Organized by: the May 1st Coalition 2011. FFI: Email may1minnesota [at] gmail.com or visit http://may1minnesota.wordpress.com/. --- From: MIRAc <miracmn [at] gmail.com> May 1st Coalition 2011 651-389-9174 | May1Minnesota.wordpress.com | may1minnesota [at] gmail.com Immigrants, workers and unions will march to the Capitol in St. Paul on May 1st Sunday, May 1 4:00 p.m . Meet in front of the Cathedral in St. Paul (Selby and John Ireland Blvd) We will march from there to the State Capitol. The May 1st Coalition invites all workers, immigrants, union members, and the community in general to be part of the International Workers Day march that will be taking place in St. Paul on May 1st. May 1st is celebrated as workers' day around the world, and this year again there will be a march in Minnesota. We urge workers to take the streets and to demand that those in power stop the attacks on workers and immigrants. These are our demands: Stop all the attacks against workers Stop the attacks on unions Stop all attacks against immigrants We also demand: Justice for workers Freedom for workers to organize unions Legalization and equality for immigrant workers Speakers at the rally at the Capitol are being announced this week. Some that have already been announced include prominent local labor leaders such as Phyllis Walker, President of AFSCME Local 3800 speaking about the attacks on public workers in the Minnesota legislature; Gerardo Cajamarca of SEIU Local 26 speaking about how the Free Trade Agreements being debated with Panama, Colombia and South Korea would harm workers; and Mario Cololly, fired Cub Foods worker who is a leader in the Justice for Retail Cleaning Workers campaign. More speakers and performers will be announced soon. This event is organized by the May 1st Coalition, which include immigrant organizations, unions, religious groups, student organizations and many other organizations from diverse communities. Unions that have endorsed the May 1st march include HERE Local 17, SEIU Local 26, AFSCME Local 3800 and AFSCME Council 5, United Transportation Union Local 650, and others. Religious organizations include Asamblea de Derechos Civiles, Interfaith Coalition on Immigration, Women Religious for Justice, Justice and Peace Committee of St. Paul's Monastery, and the Peace and Justice Committee of Sacred Heart Church/Iglesia Sagrado Corazón on the East Side of St. Paul, among others. Immigrant rights and Latino groups involved include Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAc), Chicano Latino Students at MCTC, among others. The full list of endorsers (in formation) is at http://may1minnesota.wordpress.com/endorsers/. --------5 of 5-------- From Democracy to Plutocracy by Jim Hightower Published on Thursday, April 28, 2011 by OtherWords There's nothing conservative about Gov. Walker's autocratic power grab. In American politics, the past not only sticks with us, but it often provides the best definition of what's going on in the politics of the present, so it can be useful to revisit some powerful words from our history. Today's media and political powers, for example, keep using the word "conservative" to describe current political trends in our democratic republic. Poor choice of words. From the Koch brothers to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, from GOP House Speaker John Boehner to such anti-worker governors as Scott Walker of Wisconsin, an autocratic power grab is underway to enthrone corporate power and moneyed elites to rule unilaterally over our government, economy, and environment. There's nothing conservative about that. Rather, a word from America's past best encapsulates their goal: plutocracy. It's the direct opposite of democracy, which is government by the many, by all of the people - by us. Plutocracy, on the other hand, is government by the wealthy - by them and for them. The struggle between democracy and plutocracy has defined our political history from the Revolution of 1776 forward. And now, here we go again. Wall Street banksters, corporate chieftains, speculators, and other pampered plutocrats are out to crush the hard-won laws, rules, institutions, and social compacts that We the People have struggled to put in place over the years to undergird our democratic authority. Busting unions, unleashing corporate money in politics, restricting access to courts, and gutting financial and environmental regulation - all of these and more are about supplanting our democracy with their plutocracy. Call them what they are - not conservatives, but self-serving plutocrats. Or nail them with another good word from the past: "Kleptocrats," advocates of government by thieves. National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the book, Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow, Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be - consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- - 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 Impeach Obama 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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