Progressive Calendar 05.02.11
From: David Shove (
Date: Mon, 2 May 2011 02:32:39 -0700 (PDT)
             P R O G R E S S I V E   C A L E N D A R   05.02.11

1. Vets workshop  5.02 8:30am
2. Mining crime   5.02 9am
3. Peace walk     5.02 6pm RiverFalls WI
4. Historic bldgs 5.02 6pm
5. Artists/health 5.02 7pm

6. Discuss Hedges 5.03 6:30pm
7. KFAI pgm cmte  5.03 7pm

8. Breaking nuz!

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From: Women Against Military Madness <wamm [at]>
Subject: Vets workshop 5.02 8:30am

A Workshop for Veterans: "Inside-Out Healing: Transforming Your Life
Through the Power of Presence"
Monday, May 2, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Charlson Meadows, 1601 Highway
7, Excelsior.

Whether motivated by illness, relationship unhappiness, or a desire to
experience life to the fullest, be ready for a shift of awareness that
liberates your mind and heart. Learn helpful principles, tools, and
practices for staying in the present, even in challenging circumstances.
Join Richard Moss in an exploration of the power of presence in your life.
Free of charge to veterans. Limited to 20 participants, so please register
early. Dress for comfort, and wear walking shoes. FFI and to Register:
Contact Cher, fieldsofdream [at] or 651-696-9501 (please leave
contact information, email or telephone number so we can provide
directions to registrants).

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From: TruthToTell <andydriscoll [at]>
Subject: Mining crime 5.02 9am    [ed head]

POLYMET MINING  CASE-PART II: Legal and Environmental Fallout
    - KFAI FM 90.3/106.7/
PART II: Legal, Treaty and Environmental Obligations for Copper and Nickel

What more are we willing to sacrifice in terms of what we're able to eat,
drink and breathe in order to provide some - perhaps a lot - of short-term
construction work - along with far fewer full time, permanent jobs?

These are but a few questions that require some deep and introspective
thinking and evaluating by millions of people who surely want clean air
and water and unadulterated food, but who have, through no fault of their
own, found themselves unemployed, limited in their training and education
to the work they did before and eager to earn a living for themselves and
their families.

Projects like the PolyMet Copper-Nickel Mine project well north of the
Twin Cities make for such a seductive venture for economic development
types hungry for what they see as job-producing. The mine would be dug
smack in the middle of the Superior National Forest, in what is called the
Duluth Complex - a relatively untapped lode of these metals - the Fond du
Lac Indian Reservation.

But the short- and long-term damage this particular mine - worse than some
others - is palpable, according to the EPA. The operation will "liberate"
sulfides and sulfates from the rock excavated to reach the mother lode,
and in turn, those chemicals, then turn to sulfur when exposed to air and
turn the waters of some of the last remaining wild-rice fields in the
world to crop-killing acid.

Some local state representatives, senators, mostly Democrats last year,
and joining them this year - Republican majorities - and even Amy
Klobuchar and former Congressman Jim Oberstar, endorse the project and
angrily dismiss worried environmental groups and the Fond du Lac tribe's
arguments and even the Environmental Protection Agency's lowest
environmental rating as just so much hot air (as if job-killing were an
active agenda for clean water and food). Besides, they say, almost seven
years and $24 million later, it's time to listen to the company's
assurances and move ahead with the mining.

The company isn't much talking, except that their primary lobbyist has
labeled liars those who have argued against granting this mine a permit.
That lobbyist, Joe Samargia, a well-known former jobs commissioner for
Governor Rudy Perpich and a former Iron Range Steelworkers union leader,
declined to appear this week to defend his employer, PolyMet Mining.
And, further we can only consult their website for what is little more
than a marketing pitch.

TTT's ANDY DRISCOLL and MICHELLE ALIMORADI talk again with those who argue
against this project, citing the EPA's rejection of the company's
environmental impact statement (EIS) as inadequately projecting the
effects of the mining on the surrounding waters.

 PAULA MACCABEE Attorney, Water Legacy
 FMR SEN. JIM CARLSON  Author, SF 2349 (2010), providing for financial
assurance for nonferrous metallic mineral minin
 BRUCE JOHNSON  Retired MPCA Staff and Northern Minnesota constituent
 PETER ERLINDER  Professor of Constitutional Law and author of a paper on
Minnesota's treaty history
 BOB TAMMEN  Retired Mine Worker
 INVITED: Representative of the Fond du Lac Tribe of Lake Superior

Thanks once more to DIADRA DECKER  Water Legacy Activist

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From: Nancy Holden <d.n.holden [at]>
Subject: Peace walk 5.02 6pm RiverFalls WI

River Falls Peace and Justice Walkers. We meet every Monday from 6-7 pm on
the UWRF campus at Cascade Ave. and 2nd Street, immediately across from
"Journey" House. We walk through the downtown of River Falls. Contact:
d.n.holden [at] Douglas H Holden 1004 Morgan Road River Falls,
Wisconsin 54022

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From: Carol Carey <ccarey [at]>
Subject: Historic bldgs 5.02 6pm

         Payne-Phalen Historic Survey Meeting tonight - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
     What historic sites, people and events are important to the community?
    Researchers are especially interested in receiving public responses to
                            the following questions:
                 What neighborhood sites are important to you?
                    What places have historic significance?
    Who are the important people in history who lived and/or worked in these

     Survey work is underway that will allow neighborhood residents and the
    city to better understand what buildings and sites should be considered
               for preservation and planning in the years ahead.

      Neighbors and others interested in the city's history are invited to
                    share their ideas and comments by May 5.

                           Future community meetings:

Frogtown: Monday, May 2, 6:00-8:00 p.m. | West Minnehaha Rec. Center, 685
Minnehaha Ave.

Uppertown: Wednesday, May 4, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Mississippi Market Co-op,
1500 West 7th Street

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From: Bernice Vetsch <bernice [at]>
Subject: Artists/health 5.02 7pm

The Minnesota Universal Health Care Coalition/Campaign for the Minnesota
Health Plan is presenting a program for artists (and others) who are
under- or uninsured on Monday evening, May 2, at Park Square Theatre in
downtown St. Paul (enter the Hamm Building from the Seventh Place side).
On offer will be information on the advantages of a publicly financed but
privately delivered system (free choice of doctors or clinics), as well as
entertainment by artists who have health care stories to tell.

The theater has generously donated its space and these artists their
talents and time:  flamenco guitarist Michael Hauser, humorist "Pop"
Wagner, playwright/storyteller Kevin Kling, and Irish dancers the Biddies
Galore.  Visual artists will have works on display in the lobby.

Doors open at 6:30; music begins at 6:45 and the program at 7:00.  A
Q&A/discussion period will follow the program at 9:00.  See the website for further information.

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From: patty <pattypax [at]>
Subject: Discuss Hedges 5.03 6:30pm

Next Tuesday,  May 3, is open conversation.  i am including the Uptake
video of Chris Hedges' talk at Macalester this last Monday.  If you
can watch it we could discuss it.  Or, not.

Pax Salons ( )
are held (unless otherwise noted in advance):
Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
Mad Hatter's Tea House,
943 W 7th, St Paul, MN

Salons are free but donations encouraged for program and treats.
Call 651-227-3228 or 651-227-2511 for information.

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From: lydiahowell [at]
From: "Adam Mehl" adammehl [at]
Subject: KFAI pgm cmte 5.03 7pm

The next meeting of the KFAI Program Committee is on Tuesday May 3 rd at
KFAI. The meeting Starts at 7pm and takes place in Studio 5. More
information, including meeting minutes and agendas can be found at KFAI, Fresh Air Radio 1808 Riverside Ave. (3rd
floor) West Bank, Minneapolis

Adam Mehl Program Director KFAI, Fresh Air Radio 1808 Riverside Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55454 (612) 341-3144 x20 (612) 341-4281 fax

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 Breaking Nuz!
 Washington DC - Prez Obama bin Barackko announced "Mission accomplished!
At 3:45pm today we killed American democracy! It was on its last legs, but
it was so teensey-weensey it was really really hard for our 5 million
soldier guys and gals to track it down. But track it down we did, you
know, and 'poof'! - blown to smithereens and blubols. Bye bye mass
American guys!"

"American de...... - whut's that?" said 68.7% of the population. "Some
kinda comminism? We don't want it!" 10.3% said, "Oh well what the hell."
The rest said "Now we don't have to listen to no dumb speeches, or vote
fer people dumber than us - and like that's saying somthing, buddy-boy!"

Funeral service at 10.


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