|Progressive Calendar 05.02.11||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: David Shove (shove001tc.umn.edu)|
|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! --------1 of 8-------- From: Women Against Military Madness <wamm [at] mtn.org> 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] hotmail.com or 651-696-9501 (please leave contact information, email or telephone number so we can provide directions to registrants). --------2 of 8-------- From: TruthToTell <andydriscoll [at] truthtotell.org> Subject: Mining crime 5.02 9am [ed head] POLYMET MINING CASE-PART II: Legal and Environmental Fallout - KFAI FM 90.3/106.7/KFAI.org PART II: Legal, Treaty and Environmental Obligations for Copper and Nickel Mining 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 theÂ 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. GUESTS: PAULA MACCABEE Attorney, Water Legacy http://waterlegacy.org/ 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 Chippewa Thanks once more to DIADRA DECKER Water Legacy Activist --------3 of 8-------- From: Nancy Holden <d.n.holden [at] comcast.net> 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] comcast.net. Douglas H Holden 1004 Morgan Road River Falls, Wisconsin 54022 --------4 of 8-------- From: Carol Carey <ccarey [at] historicsaintpaul.org> 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 communities? 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 --------5 of 8-------- From: Bernice Vetsch <bernice [at] mnseniors.net> 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 www.muhcc.org for further information. --------6 of 8-------- From: patty <pattypax [at] earthlink.net> 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. http://theuptake.org/2011/04/21/chris-hedges-speaks-at-macalester-college/ Pax Salons ( http://justcomm.org/pax-salon ) 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. --------7 of 8-------- From: lydiahowell [at] comcast.net From: "Adam Mehl" adammehl [at] kfai.org 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.org/programming. 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 www.kfai.org --------8 of 8x-------- 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!" 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