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|From: David Shove (shove001umn.edu)|
|Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 02:40:21 -0700 (PDT)|
*P R O G R E S S I V E C A L E N D A R 10.11.12* 1. Vs Amy 10.11 4:30pm 2. Vs marriage amend 10.11 6pm 3. Voting rights 10.11 6:30pm 4. Midstream readings 10.11 7:30pm 5. Dorian Warren - Go for the ruling class jugular --------1 of 5-------- From: WAMM Vs Amy 10.11 4:30pm Send a message to Congress: No More Wars! Thursday, October 11, 4:30 p.m.Outside of Senator Klobuchar's Office, 1200 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis. The week of the 11th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan join others in front of Senator Klobuchar's office to say: Money for Human Needs Not War!Troops Home from Afghanistan Now!No Wars with Syria or Iran! Organized by: the Anti-War Committee. --------2 of 5-------- Vs marriage amend 10.11 6pm Join the FNVW Phone Bank to Defeat the Marriage Amendment âDate: 10/11 âTime: 6 - 9 PM âPlace: Macalester Plymouth Church âAddress: 1658 Lincoln, Saint Paul, MN We are organizing an FNVW phone bank on October 11 from 6 -9 PM at Macalester Plymouth Church in Saint Paul (1658 Lincoln). Time is short and the need to connect with voters is urgent. Passage of this amendment would constitutionally exclude all gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender couples from any opportunity to be recognized as being "married'. We need as many FNVW volunteers as possible!!!! No experience is needed!!!! We will train you! It would be helpful if you can bring your cell phone. Please call either Judy Bonhiver or Bob Nechal at 651-917-0383 ASAP to sign up or click here to sign up on line. Thanks in advance for helping to defeat the marriage amendment. --------3 of 5-------- From: lydiahowell [at] comcast.net Voting rights 10.11 6:30pm Voices for Voting Rights Red Carpet Event Public Event Â By Organizing Apprenticeship Project Thursday, October 11, 2012 6:30pm until 8:30pm at PARKWAY THEATER 4814 Chicago Ave. South, Minneapolis VOICES FOR VOTING RIGHTS A Red Carpet Event and Film Screening. ...Come hear the voices of multiracial, multicultural leaders in our communities who are standing up for voting rights. ... ...Eat popcorn and enjoy artistic performances as well as the screening of several short social justice films featuring local celebrities. ...Dress to impress (optional) ...VOTE NO on VOTER ID (mandatory). Contributing Partners: African American Leadership Forum Be the Vote Coalition 2012 CAPI Community Action of Minneapolis Centro Campesino Color the Vote Lao Family Community Main Street Project Native Vote Alliance of Minnesota Organizing Apprenticeship Project Sagrado CorazoÌn de JesuÌs Somali Action Alliance -------4 of 5-------- From: ed Midstream readings 10.11 7:30pm Midstream Reading Series When: Thursday October 11, 7:30â8:30pm. Where: Blue Moon building, corner of 39th and (3820) East Lake. Upstairs. Entrance just west of the Blue Moon coffee house; up the stairs and to the left. Not wheel-chair accessible. Plentiful street parking. Best to arrive 10-20 minutes early to get coffee and food/dessert from the Blue Moon, and to be seated by 7:30 so we can begin on time. And, the venue will easily hold about 30; after that, standing or floor-sitting room only. The early bird gets the seat. Original poems and stories read/performed by their creators: Diane Jarvenpa Danny Klecko James Silas Rogers Pat West Diane Jarvenpa Diane Jarvenpa has received a writing fellowship grant and artist initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and has published three books of poetry, The Tender, Wild Things and Divining the Landscape -New Rivers Press and Ancient Wonders, the Modern World-Red Dragonfly Press. The Tender Wild Things received first prize in poetry from the Midwest Independent Publishers Association Book Awards. She is a singer-songwriter who records under the name Diane Jarvi. Danny Klecko Poet and bon vivant Danny Klecko works days as CEO of Saint Agnes Baking Company in Saint Paul. Klecko is known for his books and talks on the spirituality of bread, on the constancy of dogs and good women. Over the last 30 years, Klecko has baked for world leaders, celebrities and more importantly an entire city. When the village baker looks for topics to write about, he usually places his focus where physics and human aspiration meet. James Silas Rogers James Silas Rogers is editor of New Hibernia Review, a journal of Irish Studies published by the University of St Thomas. His chapbook Sundogs was published by Parallel Press, in imprint of the University of Wisconsin Libraries, in 2006. His poems have appeared in a range of literary publications, including Great River Review; Poetry East; Nimrod; the Cortland Review; and most recently, the Clifden Anthology in Ireland. Last Thanksgiving, his poem "Rutabagas: A Love Poem" was read on Garrison Keillor's Writers Almanac. He has also published creative nonfiction in such journals as South Dakota Review, Big Muddy, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment, and Ascent, and critical essays in the Journal of College Writing and elsewhere. Jim also curates a monthly reading series at Trotters CafÃ; just up the hill in St Paul at Cleveland and Marshal. Pat West Pat West, born and brought up in the deep south, has had a long and exciting life as the wife of an academic. Harvard, Oxford, Spelman College, the early Civil Rights Movement, protesting with Howard Zinn, Marv Davidov and Daniel Ellsberg against line mines in Minneapolis; all of these are in her past. She writes poetry in a writing group in St.Paul, has studied with Jude Nutter, and, in the summer, takes part in a weekly poetry workshop led by Alan Feldman and Tony Skoagland in Wellfleet, MA, on Cape Cod. She is working on her memoir, "Under the Magnolias." Before and after: The Blue Moon, downstairs, has coffee, sandwiches, desserts. Merlinâs Rest, a bar/restaurant 3 blocks west, has a full bar, good food, a late hours kitchen, some outside seating For further information: David Shove [below spelled out to stop generating scripts] phone: six five one six three six five six seven two email: shove001 at umn edu --------5 of 5-------- Published on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 by The Nation Go for the Jugular: What a Real Attack on Mitt Romney and the 1% Could Look Like by Dorian T. Warren I agree with Deepak Bhargava that President Obamaâs record âis more mixedâ than critics and admirers admit, that progressives must refocus our attention on Congress and statehouse elections, and that elections are a ânecessary but not sufficient condition for a revival of progressive politics.â While Bhargava is right that we need to build a âdeep alliance of movement forcesâ to pursue and win on a progressive agenda, we also need to become more hard-nosed, strategic and indeed ruthless in our effort to weaken the legitimacy and power of the right. Much as conservatives went for our collective jugular after the 2010 midterm elections by targeting the public sector labor movement, we must be willing to go for theirsâregardless of how much more money and power they might have. What would a principled attack strategy look like? It must proceed on at least three tracks: ideological, organizational and structural. On all three, the Occupy movement has been a spark in jump-starting such a national campaign. Ideologically, we need to put forward an alternative economic narrativeâand demand that our elected officials embrace it, tooâthat powerfully counters market fundamentalism and trickle-down economics. One way to do this is to be relentless and repetitive about identifying the âBush-Romney economyâ as the exemplar of right-wing economics and remind people how that worked out for them in the last decadeâfollowed by our alternative vision of shared prosperity and economic justice. 'If they want a fight... let's give them one.' Organizationally, we should draw on the momentum from Occupy and target the 1 percent. I donât mean merely rhetorically or even symbolically, but institutionally. By targeting the 1 percent, I mean the billionaires, corporations and oligarchs who fund hundreds of political organizations, affect thousands of communities and control millions of jobs. But we should go for the organizational jugular as the right has gone after public sector unions. One idea suggested to me by economist Suresh Naidu is to attack corporate political groups on anti-trust grounds. A serious political and legal campaign to protect voters (and consumers) from political collusion as well as business monopolies and anti-competitive concerted action in the political sphere might be waged against the Chamber of Commerce and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Besides attacking these corporate political cartels, we could develop campaigns to identify the âsmall group of supervillainsâ who exert outsize economic and political power over all of us and hold them accountable for the injustices from which they profit, as veteran labor strategist Stephen Lerner argues. Structurally, we must reclaim our democracy. Weâve been playing defense in dozens of states against the rightâs coordinated campaign of voter suppression. If they really want a fight around voting and inclusion in the polity, letâs give them one. How about launching a true campaign for voter justice that dilutes the influence of their aging and numerically decreasing electorate? Letâs start with a robust debate about mandatory votingâwhich already exists in many rich democraciesâand then make declaring election day a national holiday with same-day registration our compromise position. This would immediately reduce the power of the rightâs core electorate and usher in Senator Lindsey Grahamâs worst nightmare: a progressive majority that outnumbers the âangry white guys,â not enough of whom exist to keep the right âin business for the long term.â Combine that with a campaign for a constitutional amendment to ban corporate money from politics once and for all. Each of these three tracks worked to bring our first Gilded Age to an end and usher in the New Deal. Itâs time to pick up the fight to end this second Gilded Age and usher in a New Deal for the twenty-first century. Â 2012 The Nation Dorian T. Warren is a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and an assistant professor of political science and public affairs at Columbia University ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Shove Trove
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