|Progressive Calendar 01.10.12 /2||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: David Shove (shove001umn.edu)|
|Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 13:32:27 -0800 (PST)|
* P R O G R E S S I V E C A L E N D A R 01.10.12* 1. No stadium tax 1.10 6:30pm 2. Uhcan 1.10 7pm 3. 9/11 1.10 7pm 4. Teach EXCO 5. Gitmo film 1.11 7pm 6. Common Dreams - Tumultuous times for democracy compelled Moyers' return to TV 7. ed - Swine cocktail - haiku -------1 of 7-------- patty pattypax [at] earthlink.net No stadium tax 1.10 6:30pm Tuesday's salon, Jan. 10, the guest will be Ady Wickstrom who has been very instrumental in starting the petition drive for people to sign who do not want our taxes spent on a Viking's stadium. The petitions are ready to begin, and if you do not come to the salon and want to help, please contact Ady : ady [at] adywickstrom.com (651) 780â5245 Visit our website: www.NoStadiumTax.info <http://www.nostadiumtax.info/> You will be able to get the petitions from her and start getting signatures. Only Ramsey County residents can sign. We need all the help we can get. --------2 of 7-------- >From Joel Albers Uhcan 1.10 7pm Next UHCAN-MN mtg, Tues Jan 10, 7:00pm, Walker Church, Mpls, 55406 (3104 16th ave S,1 block from Lake Str. and Bloomington Ave, basement Gallery). Agenda: 1. Co-op Care: A Prairie Health Companion.We are in the exciting process of creating Co-op Care (member-owned, operated, democratically controlled, single-payer principles). We have completed the federal funding application. This will be a way for people to divest from major insurance companies by building on the base of co-ops, non-profits and the arts that MN leads the nation in. If you are interested in helping or supporting this effort, pls attend.Open to the public. We still have room for a few qualified people to be on our Board of directors, esp if you are a physician, have a particular skill to contribute, and if you think you may actually become a member of Co-op Care. B of D job description and responsibilities is listed below. 2. Occupy Lake MNTKA:Organize for 3rd Annual Protest on Ice (this year known as Occupy Lake MNTKA) behind the mansion of Steven Helmsely, CEO of United Wealth Group HMO. We'd like to network w/ anyone or groups from Occupy MN. The Scoggs have built an Ice House shack. The lake is beautiful in Jan (date TBA?) and it will be festive as always, but serious protest. This is the mtg to attend to organize this. Hot coffee, tea, and snacks provided. Hope to see you there. This meeting is definately for current Co-op Care Board members too. Joel Albers Clinical Pharmacist, Health Economics Researcher --------3 of 7-------- >From Shirley Johnson 9/11 1.10 7pm Important: this is late, but I have been struggling to come up with a plan for the meeting on Tuesday, January 10. 2012, 7 PM at Mim's (same as Lori"s) 1441 Cleveland Avenue North in Saint Paul, across the St Paul campus of the University of Minnesota. At the beginning of this new year, 2012, more than ten years after the horrific event, it is time to look back and determine where to focus our resources and energies. We have been given a new roadblock to traverse: Rondo Library will be closing earlier than in the past and we will have to leave the library by 7:30 PM. What do we do now to offer education, motivation, and incentive to continue the 9/11 Truth Movement? What works, what doesn't work? Please come with ideas for meetings and for possible meeting locations and times. If you can't make it to the meeting, please reply to this email with your thoughts on these issues. Some of us are feeling the need to form a core group which will meet, develop plans, and make decisions for the group. It seemed clear a couple of years ago that there were multiple needs: education, events to attract people who don't know what happened on 9/11/01, and ways to promote a new investigation. The large group is not conducive to reaching decisions on routine, mundane issues. It has been suggested that we vote on who should be a part of a core group. Agenda for Tuesday, 1/10/12 1) Elect or create a core group (some who know the history, some with new ideas?) 2) Discuss and determine the focus for the coming year 3) Meetings - where, when; how frequently (plan for various sized groups at a variety of sites?) 4) Break into three groups (depending on attendance) to have each group discuss a different issue and report back to total group Topics, such as: a) Language issue - words to avoid such as conspiracy, terrorism, etc; b) Ideas for meetings (such as 15 min video plus discussion) other ideas c) Ideas for presentations such as video day such in Feb 2010 (propose May Day bookstore and the Casket Arts) d) book discussions (such as The Dark Side; other?) Nate or Bruce will comment on web site, categories to be added. Shirley will ask for volunteers for developing short presentations to take to other groups; I hope to have handouts regarding proposed caucus language for resolution requesting a new investigation into the events o 9/11/01. --------4 of 7-------- EXCO excotc [at] gmail.com Teach EXCO Teach an EXCO class this Winter/Spring // EnseÃe una clase con Academia Comunitaria TEACH an ExCo class this winter/spring! - Class applications due January 20th Want to share your knowledge and skills? All are welcome to teach. Classes are free and open to everyone! Classes can be on all kinds of subjectsâfrom gardening and bike maintenance to feminism and anarchist anthropologyâand in all sorts of formatsâreading groups, skill-shares, workshops, discussions. Small amounts of funds may be available for class supplies and honorariums. Join the movement for free, community-led education! Class applications due by January 20th. Most classes will start in early March. Apply at http://excotc.org/ or call and leave a message at 651-998-9268. You can also pick up an application at the new South Side Free Skool hub at the Minnehaha Free Space (3458 Minnehaha Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55406). Questions? - email us at excotc [at] gmail.com --------5 of 7-------- From: Aaron Tovo aarontovo [at] gmail.com Gitmo film 1.11 7pm The Movie, "You Don't Like the Truth", is an award-winning documentary about the interrogation of a Canadian teenager in Guantanamo and features actual security camera footage of the interrogations as well as expert testimony. The interrogations are not violent, but they are disturbing nonetheless as they call into question the ethics and efficacy how officials treat adolescent prisoners. To learn more about the film go to www.youdontlikethetruth.com. Place: St Anthony Main Theater Date: January *11th* Time: 7:00 PM Price: FREE (w/suggested donation) Website: www.AIstpaul.org <http://www.aistpaul.org/> (flyer here) Contact: AIstpaul640 [at] yahoo.com Andrea Northwood, Director of Client Services at the Center for Victims of Torture, will moderate a post-film Q&A. She has conducted research and has clinical experience in the assessment of post-traumatic stress disorder, cross-cultural issues in assessment, and adolescent identity issues in trauma survivors. --------6 of 7-------- Tumultuous Times for Democracy Compelled Moyers' Return to TV -- Common Dreams staff report Published on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 by CommonDreams.org After a nearly two year hiatus, journalist Bill Moyers will return to television this weekend with a new show called Moyers & Company. His previous show, Bill Moyers' Journal, ended in 2010. Bill Moyers is returning to public television this weekend with âMoyers & Company.â (Chad Batka for The New York Times) According to the show's new website at BillMoyers.com, the show will be focused on the role of democracy in society and stipulates it will "be a political series, but not a partisan one." The New York Times profiled the septuagenarian journalist over the weekend and gave a sense of the show's scope as well as a sampling of the guest list: Aided by 30 employees (just over half that of âJournalâ), Mr. Moyers has banked interviews in recent weeks with the former Reagan budget chief David Stockman, the former Citibank chief executive John S. Reed and the poet Rita Dove (with whom he read âThe Hillâ by Edgar Lee Masters). He also held a marathon four-hour chat with the political scientists Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson, authors of âWinner-Take-All Politics,â which he called âthe most important book Iâve readâ since ending the old show; it will provide the backbone for his first three episodes. Though he originally planned to use his "retirement" to work on a focused documentary project on the President for whom he once worked, Lyndon B. Johnson, he ultimately decided, as the Times reported, that âtoday is more interesting than yesterday.â Unlike his previous shows, which were distributed by PBS, Moyers & Company is being distributed by American Public Television, a separate and independent distribution company. In their announcement of the show, APT celebrated Moyers unique brand of journalism: In a multimedia marketplace saturated with shallow sound bites and partisan name-calling, 'Moyers & Company' digs deeper. As the Los Angeles Times put it in 2010, âNo one on television has centralized the discussion of ideas as much as Moyers... He not only gives a forum to unusual thinkers, he is truly interested in what they have to say and who they are because he believes their ideas really matter.â To get a sense of what's on Moyers' mind these days and where he may go with his newest show, clips from a recent interview he gave with Val Zavala on SoCal Connected are revealing. In a series of interview clips with Zavala, Moyers spoke about "crony capitalism, the Occupy Wall Street movement, and President Obama's own contribution to the economic crisis". The core question the show seeks to address -- economic inequality and the interplay it has with the state of American democracy -- was also the question that most compelled Moyers' return to television. As he explained to Zavala: The growth of inequality in this country is the biggest story of our time. The "have-nots" now have less than they ever did. The "have-it-alls" now have more than they ever did. Since 1979, 40 percent of the growth of income has gone to one percent of the population. This is changing us radically. You go back to the last part of the 19th century, the first gilded age. We're living in the second gilded age. The first gilded age, the industrial revolution, released enormous wealth at the top and excruciating misery at the bottom. It took the populist movement, the progressive movement, finally leading into the New Deal and the Fair Deal, before we began to correct those imbalances. Moyers says he's not against capitalism, and is "for prosperity." But, he says, it's "shared prosperity" that has disappeared as stagnate wages exist alongside huge wealth gains at the top income levels, and that "greed" has outpaced "democracy". On the Occupy Wall Street movement, Moyers says, he know why citizens have taken to building encampments and demanding accountability from both politicians and big financial institutions, saying: "They're occupying Wall Street, because Wall Street has occupied the country." On the role of the presidency and presidential candidates. Nobody forced Obama to make the economic advisors he appointed to important posts, says Moyers. He made those choices himself, he argues, and those choices have consequences that we are all forced to live with. --------7 of 7-------- Every election the two corporate parties throw swine before pearls. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Shove Cove
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