Progressive Calendar 06.28.11
From: David Shove (
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 11:35:20 -0700 (PDT)
             P R O G R E S S I V E   C A L E N D A R   06.28.11

1. Honduras           6.28 6:30pm
2. Beyond the wars    6.28 6:30pm
3. Shut down/rise up! 6.28 7pm
4. Palestine film     6.28 7pm Northfield MN

5. Alliant vigil      6.29 7am
6. Organize/faith     6.29 12noon
7. Vs AIPAC           6.29 5:30pm

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From: Women Against Military Madness <wamm [at]>
Subject: Honduras 6.28 6:30pm

Hear Pastor Luis Alvarenga: Report from Honduras
Tuesday, June 28, 6:30 p.m. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 East 31st
Street, Minneapolis.

Pastor Luis Alvarenga participated in a solidarity delegation to Honduras
early this year. The delegation visited the area of Bajo Aguan, which has
been hard hit by repression against the struggle of the campesinos to
regain their land. Many have been killed, and many arrested and tortured.
Hear about the resistance of the Honduran people to the military coup two
years ago, removing President Manuel Zelaya, who has just returned from
exile May 28. All are welcome. Sponsored by: Hands Off Honduras Coalition.
FFI: Visit .

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From: mjshahidiusa [at]
From: Tonka Progressives <mail-server [at]>
Subject: Beyond the wars 6.28 6:30pm

The Tonka Progressives
Joint Meeting with the Lake Country Progressives
Ridgedale Byerly's, 13081 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN  55305
Tuesday, June 28 6:30 p.m. - Social 7 p.m. Program

Beyond the Wars:  Why America Must Change its Foreign Policy!
A Discussion and Debate on U.S. Mideast Policy
With Jay Shahidi - Environmental and Peace Activist

Mehr "Jay" Shahidi came to the United States from Iran for higher
education. He is a small business owner who has also been a human rights,
environmental, and peace activist for years. Currently he is on the Board
of Directors of the American Refugee Committee and United Nations
Association of MN. He co-founded the Iranian-American Society of MN and
has had leadership roles in over 40 civic and advocacy groups since coming
to Minnesota 41 years ago.

See 3 1/2 minutes video of Mr. Shahidi speaking on chain reaction to
President Bush's referring to Iran as part of the axis of evil:

Mr. Shahidi will give a profit-loss analysis of some past wars, the
current wars, and future wars. Not all wars are won militarily by one
side or the other. The three wars which the U.S. is conducting now and a
possible fourth one with Iran are and will be very destructive but

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From: lydiahowell [at]
Subject: Shut down, rise up! 7pm

Tuesday, June 28th, at 7:00pm
(childcare available)
@ the PPNA building, 821 E 35th St, Minneapolis

We're converging under the banner of "Shut down, rise up!" to respond to
the Minnesota's expected government shutdown, and we'd like you to join

Starting on *July 1st*, we'll be coming together in Powderhorn Park (3400
15th Ave S, Mpls) every evening to share resources, organize political
action, and build community. *A free meal will be provided starting at 5pm
every day,* followed by a general assembly. We'll also have music and fun!
Bring what you can and take what you need!

For more info, see:
For updates, subscribe to our announcements list by sending an email to:
SDRU+subscribe [at]
Check out our poster/pamphlet:

*What is Shut Down Rise Up?*

On July 1st, the Minnesota state government will likely shutdown. Tens
of thousands of public employees could be laid off, and cutbacks on
services ranging from transportation to health coverage, food stamps to
nursing homes, homeless shelters to the court system could have
devastating effects on many more.

As anti-authoritarians, we recognize both the immediate need people have
for the government to return to its regular operations (for many, this
is a matter of survival), and also the fact that the government and
corporations work in tandem to exploit our communities and strip them of

As invested members of our communities, we're responding by starting to
address the needs and issues arising from the shutdown while also
presenting our own analysis of the system that has produced this crisis.
We are converging to pool resources, services, and political actions
that will address some of the immediate needs created by the shutdown.
We intend to occupy a shared physical space for the purposes of this
resource-sharing and community building, and also to maintain an
internet information hub on actions and alternative services related to
the shutdown.

We are an open group and welcome anyone who is interested in exploring
radical, anti-authoritarian responses to this government-created crisis
and in working together to create alternatives to the capitalist system.
If you'd like to get involved in organizing, come to our next meeting!

Tuesday, June 28th, at 7:00pm
(childcare available)
@ the PPNA building, 821 E 35th St, Minneapolis

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From: Charles & Hertha Lutz <chlutz1 [at]>
Subject: Palestine film 6.28 7pm Northfield MN

Tuesday, June 28, 7pm, at Bethel Lutheran, 1321 North Av., Northfield:
Holy Land Film Fest opens with showing of ³Arnaıs Children².

Continues with ³Little Town of Bethlehem² July 5, ³Budrus² July 12.
³Arnaıs Children² features childrenıs theater group in Jenin, West Bank.
³Little Town of Bethlehem² explores nonviolence movement from perspective
of an Israeli Jew, a Palestinian Muslim, and a Palestinian Christian.
³Budrus² looks at Fatah, Hamas, and Israeli Jewish activists joining for
Separation Wall protest in a West Bank community. Free, open to public.
Sponsor: Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel.

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From: AlliantACTION <alliantaction [at]>
Subject: Alliant vigil 6.29 7am

Join us Wednesday morning, 7-8 am
Now in our 14th year of consecutive Wednesday
morning vigils outside Alliant Techsystems,
7480 Flying Cloud Drive Eden Prairie.
We ask Who Profit$? Who Dies?
directions and lots of info:

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From: Joan Vanhala <joan [at]>
Subject: Organize/faith 6.29 12noon

Alliance for Metropolitan Stability
Organizer Roundtable:
Lessons from Faith-Based Organizers

We all know the facts. The Twin Cities region has one of the highest rates
of racial employment disparities in the nation. We know that low-income
communities suffer from economic disinvestment, poor transportation
options and high energy costs. Amidst all of the facts, what motivate us
to organize, to fight and to change systems so that the future of our
region reflects the social justice that we value?

For many organizers, their faith is that driving force. Join us for our
next Organizer Roundtable as we feature the work of the faith community in
organizing. We will learn how groups around the region are motivated by
faith to tackle the root causes of poverty and racism, and the tools that
they are using to do it.
Organizer Roundtable: Lessons from Faith-Based Organizers

Noon to 1:30pm
Wednesday, June 29
Franklin Library 1314 East Franklin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55404

 Alison Killeen, Joint Religious Legislative Coalition organizer
 Adam Robinson, Catholic Charities Office for Social Justice public policy
 Melissa Rudnick, Jewish Community Action community organizer
 Ralph Wyman, Minnesota Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Alliance

Organizer Roundtables are free, but
registration is required. Light snacks will be provided. Feel free to
bring your lunch!

Joan Vanhala Coalition Organizer Alliance for Metropolitan Stability 2525
E Franklin Avenue, Suite 200 Minneapolis, MN 55406 612-332-4471
mailto:joan [at] joan [at]

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From: Women Against Military Madness <wamm [at]>
Subject: Vs AIPAC 6.29 5:30pm

Protest: AIPAC Minnesota Annual Event
Wednesday, June 29, 5:30 p.m. Minneapolis Hilton, 1001 Marquette Avenue
South, Minneapolis.

AIPAC, or the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, describes itself
as the most important organization affecting the U.S. relationship with
Israel. AIPAC has one objective: strengthening American support for
Israel. Because our politicians are fearful of confronting AIPAC, they
give in to AIPAC's demands no matter what the impact on the U.S. or the
Mideast might be, enabling Israel to commit flagrant human rights abuses
and violations of international law. AIPAC supports endless conflict in
the Middle East by lobbying for billions of dollars in U.S. military aid
to Israel and continued occupation of Palestinian land. AIPAC works to
insure that Israel is provided with U.S. military aid and weapons at the
cost of more than $3 billion each year.

Join others in reminding AIPAC, and especially the politicians that
support it, that we stand on the side of human rights and peace, and we
demand an end to the unqualified support of Israeli policies. We stand for
a future of peace and justice, not war and occupation. Sponsored by: the
Coalition for Palestinian Rights (CPR). WAMM is a member of CPR.


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