Progressive Calendar 05.26.11
From: David Shove (
Date: Thu, 26 May 2011 21:07:49 -0700 (PDT)
             P R O G R E S S I V E   C A L E N D A R   05.26.11
                  make the rich drink the trickle down

1. Scold AG Holder   5.27 8:30am/10:30am/2pm
2. Palestine vigil   5.27 4:15pm

3. CUAPB             5.28 1:30pm
4. Northtown vigil   5.28 2pm
5. Ecology/democracy 5.28 3pm

6. Choice in dying   5.29 9am
7. Stillwater vigil  5.29 1pm

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From: Women Against Military Madness <wamm [at]>
Subject: Scold AG Holder 5.27 8:30am/10:30am/2pm

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Appearances in Minneapolis

Friday, May 27, 8:30 a.m. (Leafleting and Picket); 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
(Rally) University of Minnesota, McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak Street
Southeast, Minneapolis. This is a critical opportunity for all supporters
of civil liberties and the anti-war movement to come out to demand an end
to FBI and grand jury repression of local activists! Attorney General
Holder can call this off and he's coming to us. He will be speaking at a
conference and receiving an award. Help us take this opportunity to
publicize his record. Sponsored by: the Committee to Stop FBI Repression

Friday, May 27, 2:00 p.m. (Town Hall Meeting) Augsburg College, Music
Hall, Sateren Auditorium, 2211 Riverside Avenue South, Minneapolis. Some
questions to ask Eric Holder follow. Please check for updates and changes: RSVP: usamn.crd [at]

How and Why Did Eric Holder Tip Justice Upside-Down? Can his prosecutorial
priorities be turned back around?

Questions that should be asked:

Since when are torture, warrantless monitoring, indefinite detention and
targeted assassinations legal?  Why does Holder's DOJ repeatedly file
motions claiming "state secrecy" prevents any hearing, even for
well-established cases of US torture?  Why did Holder's DOJ overrule its
own Office of Professional Responsibility who decided ethics action should
be taken against lawyers who wrote memos that provided cover for

How did the Attorney General come to change his mind after publicly
advocating for due process and rule of law before he became AG?

Why does Holder prosecute government whistleblowers instead of protecting
them, as Obama pledged before he was elected?  Why does he go after
government whistleblowers instead of those committing government fraud and
abuse?  Is Holder willing to stretch the law to find a way to prosecute
WikiLeaks for exposing war crimes?

How is it that the Department of Justice totally ignores the financial
"Inside Job" of those who committed massive bank and securities fraud?
Does "Too Big to Fail" mean too big to prosecute?

Why does Holder's Department of Justice state that "leaking" government
secrets, including about war crimes, to the American public is worse than
spying for a foreign country?

Why does Holder target anti-war activists and myriad other non-violent
advocacy groups by allowing the FBI to infiltrate these groups without any
level of suspicion?  What's happened to freedom of speech and freedom of

Is there any HOPE of Eric Holder turning his priorities around so he goes
after the real criminals instead of citizens who merely dissent from the
US Government and its corporate partners' unethical and illegal actions?

Given that the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Obama, when it was
unmerited but intended to be "aspirational", only led to his launching
of more unconstitutional wars, is it a good idea to give awards for such
continuing INJUSTICE?

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From: Eric Angell <eric-angell [at]>
Subject: Palestine vigil 5.27 4:15pm

The weekly vigil for the liberation of Palestine continues at the
intersection of Snelling and Summit Aves in St. Paul. The Friday demo
starts at 4:15 and ends around 5:30. There are usually extra signs

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From: Michelle Gross <mgresist [at]>
Subject: CUAPB 5.28 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 5.28 2pm

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

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From: "Ken Pentel" <kenpentel [at]>
Subject: Ecology/democracy 5.28 3pm
Introduction to the Ecology Democracy Network and Study Circle

Dear Supporters and Trackers of the Ecology Democracy Network,
We continue to build; if you know others who would be interested in the
efforts we are pursuing please invite them about the gathering below:

Saturday, May 28th
The Hennepin County Central Library, 300 Nicollet, Minneapolis 55401
Katherine Ann Forster Room, N-304
Introduction to the Ecology Democracy Network

My presentation and conversation will be a about:
The Ecology Democracy Network
The Ecology-based economy
Proportional Representation
Big Money and Corporate Interference in the Government.

Study Circle on the Ecology-Based Economy
We will spend some time reading and dicussing materials from the Network
bibliography, including:

The Ecologial Footprint
Adbusters #85
Steady-State Economy

Please RSVP due to limited space. 612/387-0601
Ken Pentel
Director of the Ecology Democracy Network
P.O. Box 3872 Minneapolis, MN 55403
kenpentel [at]
(612) 387-0601

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From: Minnesota Atheists <web [at]>
Subject: Choice in dying 5.29 9am

Sunday, May 29, 9:00am-10:00am  Atheists Talk Radio
AM 950 KTNF in the Twin Cities or stream live at

Guest:  Eric MacDonald, "Choice In Dying,"  Mike Haubrich
( hosts.  Contact us during
the show with questions or comments at (952) 946-6205 or
[31]radio [at]

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From: scot b <earthmannow [at]>
Subject: Stillwater vigil 5.29 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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