|Progressive Calendar 06.09.11||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: David Shove (shove001tc.umn.edu)|
|Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2011 12:54:49 -0700 (PDT)|
P R O G R E S S I V E C A L E N D A R 06.09.11 drug test the rich 1. Eagan peace vigil 6.09 4:30pm 2. Northtown vigil 6.09 5pm 3. Antiracism 6.09 6pm 4. Call MN Senators 6.09 5. CGS reservation 6.09 6. Register/TR Reid 6.10 7. Palestine vigil 6.10 4:15pm 8. SchoolBd/DMiller 6.10 6pm 9. Honduras 6.10 7pm 10. Egypt/museum 6.10 8pm --------1 of 10-------- From: Greg and Sue Skog <family4peace [at] msn.com> Subject: Eagan peace vigil 6.09 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. --------2 of 10-------- From: EKalamboki [at] aol.com Subject: Northtown vigil 6.09 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. --------3 of 10-------- From: Margery Otto <motto [at] hobt.org> Subject: Antiracism 6.09 6pm 6/9/11 6:00pm Antiracism Book Study Join a book study on the important new text by Joe Feagin, The White Racial Frame: Centuries of Framing and Counter-Framing (2010). We¹ll read and discuss a different chapter each week for seven weeks. The author, noted U.S. sociologist Joe R. Feagin, will be a keynote speaker at the Overcoming Racism conference in St Paul this coming November. This guided book study will be led by Herbert Perkins, PhD, and Margery Otto, JD, co-directors of the award-winning ASDIC Antiracism Study-Dialogue Circle program. www.asdic-circle.org <http://www.asdic-circle.org> Dates: Thursday evenings, 6:00 to 8:30pm, soup supper included June 9, 16 and 23; July 7, 14, 21 and 28 (no gathering on June 30) Location: 371 West Baker St, St Paul MN 55107 (lower level) Cost: $10 per session, with scholarships readily available FFI: Margery at motto [at] asdic-circle.org or 952-334-3149 --------4 of 10-------- From: Women Against Military Madness <wamm [at] mtn.org> Subject: Call MN Senators 6.09 On Thursday, June 9 the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing about extending the term of the current head of the FBI, Robert Mueller. Senators Klobuchar and Franken represent 9 of the 23 activists who were raided and subpoenaed by the Grand Jury. Please call Senators Klobuchar and Franken and ask them to: 1) Vote against the extension of Mueller's term as FBI head and 2) Demand answers from Mueller about the FBI's violation of civil liberties and their infiltration and repression of the 23 Midwest anti- war activists! Senator Klobuchar: 202-224-3244 Senator Franken: 202-224-5641 Background: Under Mueller's reign, the FBI has waged a war on people in the United States who oppose U.S. foreign policy. In September 2010, the FBI raided the homes of anti-war and international solidarity activists in Chicago and the Twin Cities. 14 people were given subpoenas to appear before a grand jury. In December, 9 more activists in Chicago were subpoenaed to the grand jury. The activists subpoenaed include 17 women and 6 men, ranging in age from 20 to 70-somethings. Eight are parents of babies and young children. One is a great-grandmother. They are workers - including teachers, clerical workers, and cooks. They are mothers, fathers and community organizers. On May 17, 2011, in an expansion and intensification of FBI repression of political activists, a SWAT Team, along with the FBI, smashed down the door and rushed in with automatic weapons as Carlos Montes slept in his home at 5:00 a.m.. Carlos is a longtime Chicano activist and member of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression who lives in Los Angeles, CA. The raiders ransacked his house, taking his computer, cell phones and hundreds of documents, photos, diskettes and mementos of his political activities in the pro-immigrant rights and Chicano civil rights movement. Hundreds of historical documents related to the Chicano movement, dating back to the 1970s, were taken away. According to the Justice Department's Inspector General report issued on September 20, 2010, the FBI improperly spied on American activists involved in First Amendment-protected activities and mischaracterized nonviolent civil disobedience as terrorism, which improperly placed activists on terrorist watch lists. The FBI also made false and misleading statements to Congress and the American public to mute criticism over its unlawful spying activities. In its 2010 Annual Report, the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR), a body of the Organization of American States, noted the FBI and grand jury repression of anti-war and international solidarity activists "The raids and subpoenas reflect escalating hostility toward individuals and groups working in solidarity with the Palestinian and Colombian people and are blatantly political attacks on peaceful activists," said Azadeh Shahshahani, Executive Vice President and International Committee co-chair of the National Lawyers Guild. "The fact that these attacks on free speech, freedom of association and the right to dissent have gained the attention of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is a welcome development." Sponsored by: the Minnesota Committee to Stop FBI Repression. --------5 of 10-------- From: Joe Schwartzberg <schwa004 [at] umn.edu> Subject: CGS reservation 6.09 Reservations should be made by June 9. QUESTIONS? Call Hossein Akhavi-Pour at 651-633-9271. CGS MN ANNUAL MEETING INVITATION Thursday evening, June 16, 2011, 6:00 - 9;00 p.m. Social Hall, Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church 511 Groveland Avenue, Minneapolis ABUNDANT FREE PARKING IN CHURCH PARKING LOT If you need help, see www.haumc.org/worship/maps-directions-parking>. SCHEDULE: 6:00 Social Hour; 6:30 Served Dinner (vegetarian option available); 7:15 Program; 9:00 Adjournment. COST: $30 per person; $15 for students. Keynote Speaker: Professor JOHN ABRAHAM THE SCIENCE OF CLIMATE CHANGE A professor in the School of Engineering at St. Thomas University, John joined that faculty in 2002 on completing his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at the University of Minnesota. His academic specialties are heat transfer, fluid mechanics and computational methods. In case these subjects make you feel uncomfortable, don't be intimidated. John is in great demand as a public speaker on the subject of climate change and knows how to tailor his presentations for lay audiences. You will surely find his talk as well as the Q&A period following it both enlightening and enjoyable. John's career has included work with a wide variety of academic and industrial projects, as well as with the Department of Energy at Los Alamos National Laboratory and as a researcher on a National Science Foundation grant. His publication record is rich and remarkable. MEETING RESERVATION FORM RESERVATION: Please reserve __________ places for (indicates names of those who will attend):________________________________________________ My check for $____________ is enclosed. VOLUNTARY DONATION: I would also like to contribute $_____________ to promote the work of the Minnesota Chapter of Citizens for Global Solutions. A check is enclosed. Please send checks, payable to "CGSMN," to Hossein Akhavi-Pour, 321 Wyndham Circle, New Brighton, MN 55112 --------6 of 10-------- From: Erin Anderson <info [at] muhcc.org> Subject: Register/TR Reid 6.10 There are only 2 DAYS left to register for MUHCC's Single Payer Summer Celebration with Special Guest T.R. Reid. T.R. Reid has written and hosted documentary films for National Geographic TV, PBS, and the A&E network. He is a regular commentator on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition." His most recent book, "The Healing of America," examines how other countries provide universal health care to their citizens, while spending less than the U.S. Since its release in 2009, it has become a national bestseller. PBS Frontline produced two documentary films, "A Second Opinion" and "Sick Around the World," following Reid as he researched his book. Reid will speak to us about "The Troubled Future of the Affordable Care Act...and what comes next. If you do not register by June 10th you won't be able to join us for dinner, a cash bar, live music, and a silent auction that includes a night at Graves 601 Hotel in Minneapolis, a week in a Colorado vacation home near the Loveland Ski Area, and more. Thursday, June 16th, 7 - 9 P.M. RSVP by June 10 A.G. Hill Ballroom at Macalester College 1600 Grand Ave. St Paul MN Tickets are $60 Register at muhcc.org or by mailing a check payable to MUHCC to 2469 University Ave W. St. Paul MN 55114. Please include name(s) of ticket holders with registration. Erin Anderson Campaign Manager Minnesota Universal Health Care Coalition erin [at] muhcc.org Cell: tel:763-228-5689 763-228-5689 Office:tel:651-641-4073 651-641-4073 -------7 of 10-------- From: Eric Angell <eric-angell [at] riseup.net> Subject: Palestine vigil 6.10 4:15pm The weekly vigil for the liberation of Palestine continues at the intersection of Snelling and Summit Aves in St. Paul. The Friday demo starts at 4:15 and ends around 5:30. There are usually extra signs available. --------8 of 10-------- From: Amber Garlan <agarlan [at] hammclinic.org> Subject: SchoolBd/DMiller 6.10 6pm This Friday night is the campaign kick off for the Green Party candidate for school board, Rev. Devin Miller! Friday June 10, 2011 Golden Thyme coffee & Café 921 Selby Ave, St. Paul 6:00p.m to 8:00p.m The Golden Thyme is one of the progressive hang outs in St. Paul. Come and join this great Green Party candidate! On Friday mornings from 9:00 to 10:00 you can talk and ask questions of another great Green Party candidate, Johnny Howard. Johnny Howard is the Green Party candidate for St. Paul City Council, Ward 1. --------9 of 10-------- From: Meredith Aby <riot369 [at] gmail.com> Subject: Honduras 6.10 7pm Honduran Attorneys Ignore Death Threats, Fight for Justice & Democracy Friday, June 10 @ 7PM, @ the Waite House, 2529 13th Ave S, Minneapolis Hear Attorneys Alex Navas Alvarez and Alejandro Mairena, who will visit Milwaukee after giving testimony to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington D.C. about gross human rights violations in Honduras. Their lives are in constant risk due to their work in support of democracy in Honduras. We feel very privileged to be able to hear their voices despite what is essentially a mainstream media blackout on the ongoing crisis in Honduras, a close ally of the U.S. government. Background information: On June 28, 2009, Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was awakened by gunfire. A coup was carried out by US-trained military officers, and Pres. Zelaya was illegally taken to Costa Rica. Democracy in Honduras ended as a de facto government of the rich and powerful seized control. The regime held a sham election, backed by the U.S., in hopes of legitimizing the leadership of the coup powers. Forces of democracy have been subjected to police killings, arbitrary detentions, beatings, rape and other sexual abuse of women and girls, torture and harassment of journalists, judges and activists. Prominent LGBTQ activists, labor organizers, campesinos and youth working with the resistance have been assassinated. Leaders have been driven into exile. Four judges were fired in May 2010 for criticizing the illegality of the coup, leading two of them to go on a widely-supported hunger strike in the nation's capital. In 2010 alone, at least seven journalists have been murdered, and death threats against others continue, causing Reporters without Borders to declare Honduras the most dangerous country in the world for journalists. As it stands now, the biggest ally of the Honduran regime is the U.S. government, which maintains an important military base in Soto Cano housing over 500 U.S. troops. About the speakers: Atty. Alex Navas Alvarez is the coordinator for the Lawyers for Justice Collective (CAJ) and a member of the Lawyers Against the Coup. He is directly involved in the legal defense of recent victims of illegal arrests and torture of those taking action for democracy. He is currently directing the investigation on the situation in the Aguan region, where the Honduran military has been widely accused of violently repressing poor campesinos. Atty. Alejandro Mairena is also a member of CAJ and is working on the defense of cases related to public educators who have been targeted by theHonduran regime as it looks to implement severe cuts and privatization. He is a leading member of Honduras Law School's "Demand Democracy Front" as well as Lawyers Against the Coup. Sponsored by Hands Off Honduras Coalition, Co-sponsored by the Minnesota National Lawyers Guild. FFI: handsoffhonduras [at] gmail.com, ph 612-659-9019 --------10 of 10------- From: Ahmed Tharwat <ahmediatv [at] gmail.com> To: undisclosed-recipients: ; Subject: Egypt/museum 6.10 8pm Please call on MN Science Museum to stop the coming of biggest looters of Egyptian antiquities , is teh event: *Dr. Zahi Hawass presents... "Egypt Past and Present" Friday, June 10, 8 p.m. at the Fitzgerald Theater* Egyptian Minister of State for Antiquities Dr. Zahi Hawass will present how the recent events have impacted Egypt's antiquities. He will also share the latest scientific findings about King Tut based on the recent forensic studies as well as provide insight into his latest discoveries in Egypt. This one night only lecture is not to be missed! Learn more and buy tickets at the Fitzgerald Theater website.<http://fitzgeraldtheater.publicradio.org/events/#hawass> (651) 221-9423 or (651) 221-9412 This Sunday I visited King Tut exhibit at MN Science Museum, St. Paul. As you approach the exhibit gate, the deep authoritative voice of Harrison Ford demanded , "to enter the golden world of the pharoses", King Tut exhibit gives us the chance to experience, here again the deep voice at the gate, "the riches of royal life in Egypt more than 3,000 years ago", it was great to see my old ancestors history been appreciated by the millions, and the exhibit done a great job of that, to the point I almost tolerated the repugnant Zahi Hawass "the supreme chief of Egyptian antiquity" as his title in the video flashes, grandstanding lectures and presentation, the exhibit lighting and the displays are masterful, the attention giving to every details is breathtaking, which incidentally much reverence than what Dr. Hawass himself is giving Egyptian antiquities back home, and specially at Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Which looks like a warehouse? At the end of the visit, as you are leaving the exhibit, you are guided through an IKEA style exit forcing you into their gift shop, no way out, only to find the 3000 of experience transformed into a Mickey Mouse experience, where the shelves fare full of King Tut paper masks, hats, plastic rings, T-Shirts and other marketing memorabilia. No deep voice talking to you at the gift shop, only young volunteers looking pretty and smiling. But what almost turned me to a Mummy instantly was, as I'm trying to avoid the commercialization of 3000 years history, I spotted at the front of the exhibit a live side poster of Dr. Hawass the modern King Tut, with his famous hat, standing next to a disclaimer that claims all funds generated from the exhibit will be giving to Suzanne Mubarak Children Museum. Only another take confirmed what I just read, Suzanne Mubarak. Have the folks at MN Science Museum heard of the Egyptian revolution and the Arab Spring, haven't they realized that, Dr. Hawass and Miss Mubarak wear arrested and indicted, allegedly accused of looting Egyptian treasure and wealth, Miss Mubarak herself had to give up more than $25m to be let go out of jail, she still under investigation. Dr. Hawass was sent to one year in prison, (pending appeal now), and is accused of using his close association with the Mubarak family to accumulate wealth and fame; he is the Mubarak of the Egyptian antiquities, now under investigation, as FP magazine reported - "In a separate scandal, several Egyptian publications are claiming that Hawass used priceless artifacts in the Egyptian museum's collection for a photo shoot to promote his fashion line. The photos, <https://jamesweberstudio.wordpress.com/tag/zahi-hawass/>, show a model appearing to sit in Tutankhamun's chair and leaning on frescoes". There was a revolution in Egypt where millions of Egyptians went to street, put their lives on the line to rid Egypt of 30 years of Mubarak dictatorial rotten regime, and here is the MN Science Museum in alliance with National Geographic bringing them back painful memories, ignoring the fact that King Tut Exhibit, the golden Egyptian antiquity treasure is brought to you by the biggest looters of Egyptian Antiquity., Dr. Hawass and Miss Mubarak. I sent a letter to the Science Museum PR department bringing their attention to this colassal misjudgment, they kindly and promptly responded and assured me they are working on changing the sign and the names. According to Science Museum website, Dr. Hawass is coming to town to - "present "Egypt Past and Present" on Friday, June 10, 8 p.m. at the Fitzgerald Theater, This is an insult to the millions of Egyptians who revolted and toppled the Mubarak's regime, and his cronies one of wich is Dr. Hawass. We all need a Thrir Square to topple the Mubarak of Egyptian antiquities. I call on MN Science Museum and national Geographic to give the same attention and respect they give to old Egypt dead Egyptians to the new Egypt and live Egyptians. Ahmed Tharwat/ public speaker, Host Arab American TV show BeAlhdan Airs every Saturday on MN public TV 612-250-6567 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- - 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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