|Progressive Calendar 05.21.11||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: David Shove (shove001tc.umn.edu)|
|Date: Sat, 21 May 2011 08:11:45 -0700 (PDT)|
P R O G R E S S I V E C A L E N D A R 05.21.11 1. Smith/Martin/FBI 5.21 10am 2. Labor rally 5.21 10:30am 3. CUAPB 5.21 1:30pm 4. Northtown vigil 5.21 2pm 5. Cindy Sheehan 5.21 4pm 6. WD: imperialism 5.21 7pm 7. Strike power 5.21 7pm 8. Egypt/CTV 5.21 9pm --------1 of 8-------- From: Women Against Military Madness <wamm [at] mtn.org> Subject: Smith/Martin/FBI 5.21 10am A Talk by Sarah Smith and Sarah Martin: Been to Palestine Lately? The FBI Might Come Knocking at Your Door Saturday, May 21, 9:30 a.m. (Refreshments); 10:00 a.m. (Program) Lutheran Church of Christ the Redeemer, 5440 Penn Avenue South, Minneapolis. Sarah Smith (Chicago) and Sarah Martin (Minneapolis) will talk about why they wanted to go to Palestine, their experiences, what our government doesn't want the public to know, an update on their case, and how their lives have changed after being targeted by the FBI. Sponsored by: Middle East Peace Now (MEPN) and the WAMM Middle East Committee. FFI: Call WAMM, 612-827-5364. --------2 of 8-------- From: lydiahowell [at] comcast.net To: John Peterson <laborpartyjp [at] gmail.com> Subject: Labor rally 5.21 10:30am People's Rally for a Fair Minnesota Saturday, May 21 10:30am - 2:30pm Minnesota State Capitol 75 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. Saint Paul, MN Created By SEIU Local 26 We've Had Enough! Tell Minnesota's CEOs It's Time to Pay Their Fair Share. We have enough wealth in Minnesota to keep our families healthy, give our children a good education and provide them with safe, beautiful places to play. ... Now, we're faced with cuts to health care, education, parks, and the programs that make our state a great place to live. Minnesota needs money. We've found the money. It's in the pockets of wealthy CEOs and corporations who refuse to pay their fair share. Join us and say ENOUGH! to cuts that hurt our families, communities, and schools. The rally will be followed by a bus caravan to find the CEOs that are part of the top 2% of Minnesotans that need to pay their fair share Sponsoring organizations: Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha, ISAIAH, Land Stewardship Project, Minnesota Nurses Association, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, Minnesotans for a Fair Economy, St. Paul Federation of Teachers, Service Employees International Union, TakeAction Minnesota, UNITE HERE, and United Food & Commercial Workers Local 1189. -- From: Michael Cavlan greenpartymike <ollamhfaery [at] earthlink.net> I will attend this. However, can I assume that it will be a scripted event. Pointing out ONLY the evil Republicans. Can we likewise assume that voices of dissent will not be spoken or allowed? Will this be just another version of a Moveon.org Rally? If so, what can we do about it? Perhaps set up a Free Speech corner ala Mario Savio and the Berkley Free Speech movement. Or perhaps organize a channt along the lines of hey hey-ho ho- pro-war DEMOCRATS have got to go I am tired of attending scripted, managed pseudo progressive events which end up being nothing more than Democratic Pep rallies. Seriously In Loving Respect and Solidarity Michael Cavlan --------3 of 8-------- From: Michelle Gross <mgresist [at] visi.com> Subject: CUAPB 5.21 1:30pm Meetings: Every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Walker Church, 3104 16th Avenue South http://www.CUAPB.org Communities United Against Police Brutality 3100 16th Avenue S Minneapolis, MN 55407 Hotline 612-874-STOP (7867) --------4 of 8-------- From: Vanka485 [at] aol.com Subject: Northtown vigil 5.21 2pm Peace vigil at Northtown (Old Hwy 10 & University Av), every Saturday 2-3pm --------5 of 8-------- From: Women Against Military Madness <wamm [at] mtn.org> Subject: Cindy Sheehan 5.21 4pm A Talk by Cindy Sheehan: "Dawn of a New Revolt: Challenging Corporate Control of Politics" Saturday, May 21, 4:00 p.m. University of Minnesota, Willey Hall, 225 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis. Following her son's death in Iraq, Sheehan gained national prominence in 2005 as thousands joined her protest camp outside President Bush's vacation ranch in Texas. Now among the nation's foremost antiwar voices, Sheehan has written books and spoken extensively to crowds of thousands. Over the years, Sheehan has increasingly spoken out against capitalism. Sponsored by: Minnesota Peace Action Coalition (MNPAC), Twin Cities Peace Campaign (TCPC), Veterans for Peace Chapter 27 (VFP), Military Families Speak Out (MFSO), and WAMM. Organized by: Socialist Alternative. FFI: Call 612-760-1980 or email mn [at] socialistalternative.org. -- From: greenpartymike <ollamhfaery [at] earthlink.net> Cindy Sheehan Speaking Tour DAWN of a NEW REVOLT Challenging Corporate Control of Politics Saturday, May 21, 4:00 PM University of Minnesota, Willey Hall, West Bank Auditorium 225 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis >From Egypt to Wisconsin, ordinary people are rising up against injustice. Massive strikes and demonstrations against cuts rocked Europe's ruling elites last year. Popular uprisings have toppled and challenged dictators and "free-market" policies across the Arab world. Now workers and youth in Wisconsin and across the U.S. have begun to fight back against budget cuts in education and healthcare enacted by both Republicans and Democrats. Come hear an inspiring speaker and join this important discussion about how we can challenge the corporate agenda and fight for a better world. National Speaking Tour with Cindy Sheehan Following her son's death in Iraq, Sheehan gained national prominence in 2005 as thousands joined her protest camp outside President Bush's vacation ranch in Texas. Now among the nation's foremost antiwar voices, Sheehan has written books and spoken extensively to crowds of thousands. After the Democrats won control of Congress in 2006 only to continue Bush's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Sheehan broke from the Democratic Party. In 2008 Sheehan challenged then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for Congress, receiving an impressive 17% of the vote as an independent candidate. Following speaking tours in Venezuela and Europe, Sheehan has increasingly spoken out against capitalism and in support of democratic socialism. *** $5 $10 sliding scale donation requested - No one turned away for lack of funds. Organized by Socialist Alternative as part of the wider Socialist Minnesota Conference. See SocialistMinnesota.org for full details. Co-Sponsored by Minnesota Peace Action Coalition, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, Military Families Speak Out, and Veterans for Peace Chapter 27, Women Against Military Madness * If your group wants to co-sponsor contact us! More info: 612-760-1980 | @socialistalternative.org --------6 of 8-------- From: jtmiller jtmiller <jtmiller [at] minn.net> Subject: WD: imperialism 5.21 7pm Working Democracy Discussion Forum American Imperialism * What is imperialism? * Is it a necessary stage of capitalism? * Do American workers benefit from imperialism, or can they be an opposition force? * What is the nature of conflict between imperialist nations? Saturday, May 21, 2011 7:00 PM Mayday Books 301 Cedar Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55454 612-333-4719 -- From: Tom Dooley <fellowcommoditydooley [at] gmail.com> Can U.S. Imperialism last as long as long as Rome's? Join us to discuss. Good food and drink. IF YOU DON'T OWN A BUSINESS, AND DON'T LIVE OFF INTEREST, DIVIDENDS OR RENT, WELCOME TO THE WORKING CLASS. --------7 of 8-------- From: Women Against Military Madness <wamm [at] mtn.org> Subject: Strike power 5.21 7pm Book Release: "Reviving the Strike - How Working People Can Regain Power and Transform America" Saturday, May 21, 7:00 p.m. The CWA Hall, 3521 East Lake Street, Minneapolis. Joe Burns, former president of AFSCME Local 1164 has written a book entitled "Reviving the Strike - How Working People Can Regain Power and Transform America." After reading the book it can be said that his message has the potential to transform the labor movement. Join others at the book release party and discussion. Sponsored by: AFA-CWA Council 81, AFSME Council 5, and others. FFI: Email joe.burns2 [at] gmail.com. --------8 of 8-------- From: Eric Angell <eric-angell [at] riseup.net> Subject: Egypt/CTV 5.21 9pm "Contextualizing the Egyptian Uprising" We speak with Dr. Abdul Mawgoud Dardery of Metro State University and Susan Gad, attorney and activist, about the context of the Egyptian revolution as well as the current situation and future outlook for this important country in the heart of the Arab world. MTN 17 viewers: "Our World In Depth" cablecasts on Minneapolis Television Network (MTN) Channel 17 on Saturdays at 9pm and Tuesdays at 8am, after DemocracyNow! Households with basic cable may watch. Sat, 5/21, 9pm and Tues, 5/24, 8am "Contextualizing the Egyptian Uprising" --------------------------------------------------------------------- - David Shove shove001 [at] tc.umn.edu rhymes with clove Progressive Calendar over 2225 subscribers as of 12.19.02 please send all messages in plain text no attachments vote third party for president for congress for governor now and forever Socialism YES Capitalism NO Impeach Obama To GO DIRECTLY to an item, eg --------8 of x-------- do a find on --8 Research almost any topic raised here at: CounterPunch http://counterpunch.org Dissident Voice http://dissidentvoice.org Common Dreams http://commondreams.org Once you're there, do a search on your topic, eg obama drones
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