Progressive Calendar 05.01.13 /3
From: David Shove (
Date: Wed, 1 May 2013 13:16:24 -0700 (PDT)
P R O G R E S S I V E   C A L E N D A R   05.01.13

1. Lake St demo       5.01 5pm
2. Labor/art solidarity 5.01 7pm
3. Cascadia eco film  5.01 7pm
4. Sand/frac/film        5.01 7pm

5.Midstream readings 5.02 7:30pm

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>From Marie Braun
Lake St demo  5.01 5pm

Sami Rasouli is in the Twin Cities for a few days with two gentlemen from
Iraq.   Abdul Ridha is the head of the Najaf Branch of Water Resources,
which deals with irrigations systems for agriculture, and Abdul Kareem owns
some bakeries and wants to learn about new technologies for his business.
   They will be coming to the Lake Street/Marshall Avenue bridge today --
5:00 - 6:00 pm -- and  are looking forward to meeting some peacemakers.
  Hope to see you there.  We will again be focusing on drones and will have
some signs relative to no new wars - Syria, Iran . . .  Feel free to bring
your own sign.

Marie Braun 612-522-1861 cell:  612-275-2720

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From:Richard Broderick
Labor/art solidarity 5.01 7pm

May 1, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m, the Black Dog Café, 308 Prince St. Saint Paul.
International Workers Day Celebration. Find out why May Day was chosen as
the annual date to honor workers the world over. Celebrate worker
solidarity with novelist and poet Anya Achtenberg, actress Kathleen Heaney,
labor historian and activist Dave Riehle, music from Northern Minnesota's
Red Finns performed by Diane Jarvi and anthems  of the Paris Commune and
revolutionary France sung by Yvonne Peralta. Hosted by Rich Broderick. No
charge, though donations will be accepted to help fund the Black Dog's
events programming. For more information, call 651-228-9274 or visit The Black Dog is located  on the
southeast corner of the St. Paul Farmers Market. Off-street parking is
available and a large lot is located behind the café where parking is $1
for the entire evening. For more information, call 651-228-9274 or visit

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From:Eric Angell
Cascadia eco film 5.01 7pm

(meet the filmmakers at the screenings!)

'Cascadia' is a film that speaks to the heart about ecological healing and
a bioregional vision for the Pacific Northwest, the layers of dominant
culture, and the need to "heal" the landbase and relationships of the
bioregion through participation and cooperation.

If you are interested in learning more about 'Cascadia' and the content to
be explored through the film, the following link will take you to the
'Cascadia' trailer (~10 minutes in length; the content as well as the
score and cinematography are phenomenal!): (59

local screenings:

May 1, Wednesday, 7 pm
Macalester College, Campus Center, Lower Level
1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul
(SW Corner of Snelling Avenue and Grand Avenue)

May 4, Saturday, 7 pm
Minnehaha Free Space
3747 Minnehaha Ave. Minneapolis
(Sponsored by MARS)

May 7, Tuesday, 7 pm
U of MN, Blegan Hall, rm 215
269 19th Avenue S, Minneapolis
(Sponsored by SDS)

‘Occupied Cascadia’ is a documentary film exploring the evolving concept
of bioregionalism across this land base.  Historically, the diverse voices
throughout this land have paved the way for many movements. We feel we
have captured an essence of this evolving culture. So, what defines the
people of this region?

With resource wars upon us, governments are more oppressive than ever,
global economies are destabilizing, corporations and media are continually
dividing us and most seem to have some notion of an imminent collapse on
the horizon.  Are we capable of coming together, and if so, where do our
commonalities lie?

The people of Cascadia are diverse in opinions, stories and backgrounds
and much like the larger nations we are a part of, we are divided by
fundamentalism.  What changes must we really make in order to provide for
future generations, including the natural world?  Explore these concepts
and more.

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Sand/frac/film 5.01 7pm

 Join Us for a Minneapolis Screening of the Frac Sand Documentary 'The
Price of Sand'

Post-Film Panel Discusion to Include Action You can Take to Help Pass
Legislation to Protect Minn. From Frac Sand Industry

“The Price of Sand <>” documents the frac sand
mining industry’s negative impact on Wisconsin and shows what happens when
an industry is intent on generating profits at any cost, no matter what the
impact is on rural communities. The film features interviews with neighbors
of frac sand mines, footage of frac sand mines and processing facilities,
interviews with a leading researcher on the harm frac sand causes to
health, and more.  Panel to include Bobby King from Land Stewardship
Project, Amy Nelson from Save the Bluffs
<>of Goodhue County, and Keith
Fossen, township officer from Hay Creek Township in Goodhue County. Hay
Creek Township has adopted township ordinances to restrict frac sand

*  WHERE:*  Riverview Theater <> at 3800 42
nd Ave. S., in Minneapolis.*\*

*   WHEN:* Wednesday, May 1, from 7 p.m. -9 p.m.

*   COST:* $8 in advance online
Day-of-show tickets sold at the door: $10.
* Co-sponsored by the Land Stewardship
Project<>and Bravely
Be <>. *

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From: ed
Midstream readings 5.02 7:30pm

Midstream Reading Series
When: Thursday May 02, 7:30–8:30pm.
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. Please occupy the up-front seats first.

Original poems and stories read/performed by their creators:
Margaret Hasse
Freya Manfred
Diego Vazquez
Greg Watson

Margaret Hasse grew up in Vermillion, South Dakota, and traveled west to
college at Stanford University where she received a B.A. in English.
Returned to the Midwest, she received an M.A. from the University of
Minnesota, also in English. Her work has appeared in many publications and
received poetry grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the
Arts, Loft-McKnight (twice), Jerome Foundation, and Minnesota State Arts
Board (twice). Her fourth collection of poetry, Earth's Appetite, will be
published in 2013. The next writing workshop she teaches is called "Writing
about Our Mothers," which takes place the day before Mother's Day, at the
Loft Literary Center.

Freya Manfred's sixth collection of poetry, Swimming With A Hundred Year
Old Snapping Turtle,, won the 2009 Midwest
Bookseller’s Choice Award for Poetry.  Her seventh publication from Red
Dragonfly is The Blue Dress, a chapbook.  A longtime Midwesterner who has
also lived on both coasts, her poetry has appeared in over 100 reviews and
magazines and over 30 anthologies.  Her memoir, Frederick Manfred: A
Daughter Remembers, was nominated for a Minnesota Book Award and an Iowa
Historical Society Award. Novelist Philip Roth says, “Freya Manfred always
startles me by how close she gets to everything she sees.  That’s her tough
luck, but it makes her a wonderful poet.”  Poet Robert Bly says, “What I
like in (her) poems is that they are not floating around in the air or the
intellect.  The body takes them in.  They are brave.  The reader and the
writer meet each other in the body.”  Freya lives half an hour west of the
Twin Cities in Wisconsin, with the screenwriter, Thomas Pope.  Their visual
artist sons, Ethan Rowan Pope and Nicholas Bly Pope, have illustrated some
of the volumes of her poetry.

Poet and novelist, Diego Vazquez Jr, is proud that his lineage connects
people who did not fear crossing invisible lines. They are commonly called
illegals. Yet Vazquez has never met an illegal human.

Greg Watson's work has appeared in numerous literary reviews, and has been
featured on Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac. His most recent
collections are The Distance Between Two Hands and What Music Remains,
published by Nodin Press.

Before and after: The Blue Moon, downstairs, has coffee, sandwiches,
desserts. Merlin’s 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 shove001 [at]     651-636-5672


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