Progressive Calendar 04.16.11
From: David Shove (
Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2011 04:06:13 -0700 (PDT)
             P R O G R E S S I V E   C A L E N D A R   04.16.11

1. Egypt            4.16 10am
2. Palestine papers 4.16 10am
3. CUAPB            4.16 1:30pm
4. Northtown vigil  4.16 2pm
5. War/earth day    4.16 4pm
6. Cuba/film        4.16 7pm

7. ed               Haiku
8. ed               Convention

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From: Women Against Military Madness <wamm [at]>
Subject: Egypt 4.16 10am

A Dialogue on the Current Uprising in the Middle East:
"Contextualizing the Egyptian Uprising"
Saturday, April 16, 10:00 a.m. to Noon Hamline University, East Hall, Room
6, 1536 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul.

Professor Michael Schwartz teaches sociology at Stony Brook University and
has published numerous books and articles and has lectured extensively on
Middle East history. Join the dialogue on "Contextualizing the Egyptian
Uprising." Free and open to the public. Sponsored by: Hamline University.
FFI: Call 651-523-2223.

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From: Women Against Military Madness <wamm [at]>
Subject: Palestine papers 4.16 10am

The Palestine Papers
Saturday, April 16, 9:30 a.m. (Refreshments); 10:00 a.m. (Program and
Discussion) Southdale Hennepin County Library, 7001 York Avenue South,

Leaked documents pertaining to Israeli-Palestinian negotiations which
include the proceedings and discussions from behind closed door meetings
at the highest levels caused an uproar across the Arab world. These
documents known as the Palestine Papers were not nearly as publicized in
the western media as Wikileaks. Released by Al Jazeera between January 23
and 26, 2011, there are nearly 1,700 files, thousands of pages of
diplomatic correspondence detailing the inner workings of the
Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The panelists (Khaled Elgindy, Noura
Erakat & Mark Perry) discuss the contents of these leaks, the coverage by
Al Jazeera and the "Guardian," and what effect they may have on
the Palestinian Authority and the future of negotiations. This video will
be followed by discussion. Sponsored by: Middle East Peace Now (MEPN).
WAMM is a member of MEPN.

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From: Michelle Gross <mgresist [at]>
Subject: CUAPB 4.16 1:30pm

Meetings: Every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Walker Church, 3104 16th Avenue

Communities United Against Police Brutality
3100 16th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Hotline 612-874-STOP (7867)

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From: Vanka485 [at]
Subject: Northtown vigil 4.16 2pm

Peace vigil at Northtown (Old Hwy 10 & University Av), every Saturday

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From: Larry Johnson <larryjvfp [at]>
Subject: War/earth day 4.16 4pm

DEPLETED GERANIUMS and other stories reflecting environmental
devastation from war (or EARTH DAY AT MAYDAY)
April 16, 4 p.m. at Mayday Books, 301 Cedar So. in Mpls.  It's Earth Day
at Mayday

Deep stories from experience, as well as those from books like THE WORLD
ACCORDING TO MONSANTO, on Mayday's shelves.

 Bert Berlowe:  Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers; Author/Publisher of
 Dave Culver:  Veterans for Peace; Editor of EVERGREEN DIGEST
 Larry Johnson:  Environmental Storyteller/"Musician" and President of
Veterans for Peace
 Chante Wolf:  Gulf War Veteran for Peace; Author/Speaker/Artist

Bert, Dave, Larry, and Chante will tell their stories for about an hour,
and then leave some room for the stories that emerge from others in the

Parking will be hard, as Midwest Mountaineering's enormous Spring Expo
will be in process.  However, with a little planning, light rail, or the
2, 7, or 22 busses would allow you to park in a free zone not too far away
and get out right by Mayday.  Done right, you could get there and back on
one fare of $1.75 regular or $.75 for 65 or over.  While the legislature
moves on devastating public transit cuts because too many won't consider
raising taxes on those most able to profit from war, you could get to
Mayday by experientially immersing yourself in the GREEN ZONE statistic
that the U.S. military spends enough on oil each year to fund all major
U.S. transit systems.  I'd be glad to answer any questions, or personally
help you plan your transit trip to DEPLETED GERANIUMS.

Larry Johnson, 612-747-3904 or larryjvfp [at] (note, new email 

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From: Greg Klave <gregklave [at]>
Subject: Cuba/film 4.16 7pm

Opening Weekend of the Mpls/St Paul International Film Festival

The Minnesota Cuba Committee, Victor's 1959 Café and The Film Society of
Minneapolis/St Paul present

AFINIDADES (Relationships)
Cuban Director, writer, actor Vladimir Cruz will be present at the
showings for Q & A and joining others in listening and dancing to the
band, Rumba Eterna, playing popular Cuban songs after the Saturday showing
under the big tent on the historic waterfront of Minneapolis. An event not
to be missed!

Vladimir Cruz and Jorge Perugorría, who previously starred in the globally
popular 1994 film Strawberry and Chocolate and the 2001 film The Waiting
List, team up again as both the stars and directing duo behind this sultry
psychological drama. Two couples separated by more than just years, find
refuge in sex as an affirmation of life and self in order to deal with the
complexities and problems of the modern world.

Apr 16, 2011 -6:45pm Apr 17, 2011 -7:00pm St. Anthony Main Theatre 115 SE
Main Street . Minneapolis, MN 55414 Free parking behind theater in ramp on
2nd St SE and 2nd Ave SE.

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 All lesser-evil
 liberals crawl and whine "I'd
 rather switch than fight!"

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 Linguistic Convention

 "Lesser-evil liberal" takes 7 syllables, way more than they are worth.
 "Lessevlib" is 3, but it's still too many, and it's hard to say.
 "Leelib" is only 2, is easy to say, and is appropriately dismissive.
 (In face-to-face conversation, any rude gesture is a widely understood
 substitute, and takes 0 syllables. Thus, the above haiku could become:
    All [rude gesture] crawl and whine "I'd
    rather switch than fight!"
 - a 10-syllable neo-haiku for all those people too busy to read 17. And
 besides, it's really fun to perform.)


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