Progressive Calendar 05.21.11
From: David Shove (
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

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From: Women Against Military Madness <wamm [at]>
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,

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From: lydiahowell [at]
To: John Peterson <laborpartyjp [at]>
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

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

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]>

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 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.

In Loving Respect and Solidarity
Michael Cavlan

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From: Michelle Gross <mgresist [at]>
Subject: CUAPB 5.21 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 5.21 2pm

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

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From: Women Against Military Madness <wamm [at]>
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]

From: greenpartymike <ollamhfaery [at]>

Cindy Sheehan Speaking Tour
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 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

More info: 612-760-1980 |

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From: jtmiller jtmiller <jtmiller [at]>
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

From: Tom Dooley <fellowcommoditydooley [at]>

Can U.S. Imperialism last as long as long as Rome's? Join us to discuss.
Good food and drink.


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From: Women Against Military Madness <wamm [at]>
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,

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]

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From: Eric Angell <eric-angell [at]>
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"


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