Progressive Calendar 05.01.11
From: David Shove (
Date: Sun, 1 May 2011 02:51:54 -0700 (PDT)
             P R O G R E S S I V E   C A L E N D A R   05.01.11

1. Atheist radio    5.01 9am
2. Stillwater vigil 5.01 1pm
3. Mayday Mpls      5.01 1pm
4. Mayday StP       5.01 4pm

5. Jim Hightower - From democracy to plutocracy

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From: Minnesota Atheists <web [at]>
Subject: Atheist radio 5.01 9am

Sunday, May 1, 9:00am-10:00am  Atheists Talk Radio
AM 950 KTNF in the Twin Cities or stream live at

Guest: Sandhya Bathija of Americans United for Separation of Church and
State.  Mike Haubrich (
hosts.  Contact us during the show with questions or comments at (952)
946-6205 or [17]radio [at]

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From: scot b <earthmannow [at]>
Subject: Stillwater vigil 5.01 1pm

A weekly Vigil for Peace Every Sunday, at the Stillwater bridge from 1- 2
p.m.  Come after Church or after brunch ! All are invited to join in song
and witness to the human desire for peace in our world. Signs need to be
positive.  Sponsored by the St. Croix Valley Peacemakers.

If you have a United Nations flag or a United States flag please bring it.
Be sure to dress for the weather . For more information go to

For more information you could call 651 275 0247 or 651 999 - 9560

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From: Women Against Military Madness <wamm [at]>
Subject: Mayday Mpls 5.01 1pm

MayDay Parade and Festival: Walk with WAMM

Sunday, May 1 (Rain Date: Sunday, May 8), 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. Powderhorn
Park, 15th Avenue and 35th Street, Minneapolis.

Join fellow members, volunteers, interns, and staff, and walk with WAMM in
the annual MayDay Parade. Wear your WAMM gear (shirts, visors, buttons).
Please note that this is a low waste event and there will be no
distribution of flyers, candy, etc. Gather at Cedar Field, 18th Avenue and
25th Street, Minneapolis (look for the WAMM signs) at Noon. The parade
will begin at 1:00 p.m. and end approximately two hours later at
Powderhorn Park, where a short ceremony will follow. Don't miss the WAMM
information booth at Powderhorn Park. Stop by and get your photo taken and
to pick up a NO WAR sticker. Sponsored by: In the Heart of the Beast
Puppet and Mask Theatre. FFI: Visit

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From: Women Against Military Madness <wamm [at]>
Subject: Mayday StP 5.01 4pm

International Workers Day March: 125 Years of Solidarity Among Workers of
the World!

Sunday, May 1, 4:00 p.m. (Gather) Cathedral Park, Marshall Avenue and John
Ireland Boulevard, St. Paul. March through the streets to the Minnesota
State Capitol, 75 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, St. Paul.

Stop the attacks against workers, unions and immigrants! We Demand:
Justice, freedom to organize, legalization and equality! Organized by: the
May 1st Coalition 2011. FFI: Email may1minnesota [at] or visit

From: MIRAc <miracmn [at]>

May 1st Coalition 2011
651-389-9174 | | may1minnesota [at]

Immigrants, workers and unions will march to the Capitol in St. Paul on May

Sunday, May 1 4:00 p.m . Meet in front of the Cathedral in St. Paul (Selby
and John Ireland Blvd) We will march from there to the State Capitol.

The May 1st Coalition invites all workers, immigrants, union members, and
the community in general to be part of the International Workers Day march
that will be taking place in St. Paul on May 1st. May 1st is celebrated as
workers' day around the world, and this year again there will be a march
in Minnesota. We urge workers to take the streets and to demand that those
in power stop the attacks on workers and immigrants.

These are our demands:
 Stop all the attacks against workers
 Stop the attacks on unions
 Stop all attacks against immigrants

We also demand:
 Justice for workers
 Freedom for workers to organize unions
 Legalization and equality for immigrant workers

Speakers at the rally at the Capitol are being announced this week. Some
that have already been announced include prominent local labor leaders
such as Phyllis Walker, President of AFSCME Local 3800 speaking about the
attacks on public workers in the Minnesota legislature; Gerardo Cajamarca
of SEIU Local 26 speaking about how the Free Trade Agreements being
debated with Panama, Colombia and South Korea would harm workers; and
Mario Cololly, fired Cub Foods worker who is a leader in the Justice for
Retail Cleaning Workers campaign. More speakers and performers will be
announced soon.

This event is organized by the May 1st Coalition, which include immigrant
organizations, unions, religious groups, student organizations and many
other organizations from diverse communities.  Unions that have endorsed
the May 1st march include HERE Local 17, SEIU Local 26, AFSCME Local 3800
and AFSCME Council 5, United Transportation Union Local 650, and others.
Religious organizations include Asamblea de Derechos Civiles, Interfaith
Coalition on Immigration, Women Religious for Justice, Justice and Peace
Committee of St. Paul's Monastery, and the Peace and Justice Committee of
Sacred Heart Church/Iglesia Sagrado Corazón on the East Side of St. Paul,
among others. Immigrant rights and Latino groups involved include
Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAc), Chicano Latino
Students at MCTC, among others. The full list of endorsers (in formation)
is at

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From Democracy to Plutocracy
by Jim Hightower
Published on Thursday, April 28, 2011 by OtherWords

There's nothing conservative about Gov. Walker's autocratic power grab.

In American politics, the past not only sticks with us, but it often
provides the best definition of what's going on in the politics of the
present, so it can be useful to revisit some powerful words from our

Today's media and political powers, for example, keep using the word
"conservative" to describe current political trends in our democratic
republic. Poor choice of words. From the Koch brothers to the U.S. Chamber
of Commerce, from GOP House Speaker John Boehner to such anti-worker
governors as Scott Walker of Wisconsin, an autocratic power grab is
underway to enthrone corporate power and moneyed elites to rule
unilaterally over our government, economy, and environment. There's
nothing conservative about that.

Rather, a word from America's past best encapsulates their goal:
plutocracy. It's the direct opposite of democracy, which is government by
the many, by all of the people - by us. Plutocracy, on the other hand, is
government by the wealthy - by them and for them.

The struggle between democracy and plutocracy has defined our political
history from the Revolution of 1776 forward. And now, here we go again.
Wall Street banksters, corporate chieftains, speculators, and other
pampered plutocrats are out to crush the hard-won laws, rules,
institutions, and social compacts that We the People have struggled to put
in place over the years to undergird our democratic authority.

Busting unions, unleashing corporate money in politics, restricting access
to courts, and gutting financial and environmental regulation - all of
these and more are about supplanting our democracy with their plutocracy.

Call them what they are - not conservatives, but self-serving plutocrats.
Or nail them with another good word from the past: "Kleptocrats,"
advocates of government by thieves.

 National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the
book, Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow, Jim
Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of
the Powers That Ought To Be - consumers, working families,
environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.


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