|Progressive Calendar 08.25.11||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: David Shove (shove001umn.edu)|
|Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 04:35:32 -0700 (PDT)|
P R O G R E S S I V E C A L E N D A R 08.25.11 1. Eagan peace vigil 8.25 4:30pm 2. Northtown vigil 8.25 5pm 3. Eastside vigil 8.25 5pm 4. VotersStP SB/CC 8.25 6pm 5. Palestine vigil 8.26 4:15pm -------1 of x-------- From: Greg and Sue Skog <family4peace [at] msn.com> Subject: Eagan peace vigil 8.25 4:30pm PEACE VIGIL EVERY THURSDAY from 4:30-5:30pm on the Northwest corner of Pilot Knob Road and Yankee Doodle Road in Eagan. We have signs and candles. Say "NO to war!" The weekly vigil is sponsored by: Friends south of the river speaking out against war. --------2 of x-------- From: EKalamboki [at] aol.com Subject: Northtown vigil 8.25 5pm NORTHTOWN Peace Vigil every Thursday 5-6pm, at the intersection of Co. Hwy 10 and University Ave NE (SE corner across from Denny's), in Blaine. Communities situated near the Northtown Mall include: Blaine, Mounds View, New Brighton, Roseville, Shoreview, Arden Hills, Spring Lake Park, Fridley, and Coon Rapids. We'll have extra signs. For more information people can contact Evangelos Kalambokidis by phone or email: (763)574-9615, ekalamboki [at] aol.com. --------3 of x-------- fromCarla Riehle stpaul49 [at] hotmail.com subject: Eastside vigil 8.25 5pm Eastside Neighbors for Peace to hold August vigils For more information, Carla Riehle, 651-983-3981 "Time to leave; five wars too many." That's the slogan that the newly formed Eastside Neighbors for Peace has adopted for its planned weekly vigils each Thursday in August. The vigils have also been endorsed by St. Paul's Sacred Heart Church Peace and Justice Committee. Like many other neighborhoods, Dayton's Bluff and the greater Eastside are feeling the effects of the worldwide economic crisis. With about two billion dollars a week being spent by our government on the war in Afghanistan alone, Eastside Neighbors for Peace believes that money could be used more wisely at home. The vigils will be held Thursdays, August 4, 11, 18 or 25, from 5:00 to 6:00 pm at the corner of East 6th Street and Mounds Boulevard (I-94, exit 243). Signs will be available or participants can bring their own. Look for the St. Paul Eastside Neighbors for Peace page on Facebook --------4 of x-------- fromAnne Carroll carrfran [at] gmail.com subject: VotersStP SB/CC 8.25 6pm The League of Women Voters St. Paul is hosting a meet-and-greet with School Board and City Council candidates, THIS THURSDAY, 25 August, 6-7:30 pm, Wilder Center Auditorium at 451 Lexington Parkway North, St. Paul. Come along and get to know all of us! --------5 of x-------- From: Eric Angell <eric-angell [at] riseup.net> Subject: Palestine vigil 8.26 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 available. --------6 of x-------- Published on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 by Huffington Post<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/24/lead-environmental-organizations-endorse-tar-sands-protests_n_935312.html> Keystone XL Pipeline Obama's 'Biggest Climate Test,' Green Groups Say by Lucia Graves WASHINGTON - In a boost for grassroots efforts pressuring the Obama administration to block approval of TransCanada's Keystone XL oil pipeline, the heads of major environmental organizations released a letter on Wednesday calling on Barack Obama to deny presidential approval to the pipeline, which would stretch from tar sands in Alberta to oil refineries in the Gulf of Mexico<http://keystonepipeline-xl.state.gov/clientsite/keystonexl.nsf/map.jpg?OpenFileResource> . Joe Uehlein, Board President for the Labor Network for Sustainability, and his daughter sitting-in at the White House. As of Wednesday afternoon, 275 people had been arrested in connection with the protests. Organizers say more than 2,000 volunteers have signed up to participate in the sit-ins, which are slated to run through Sep. 3. (Tar Sands Action.org) In their letter to Obama, the groups described the pipeline as “perhaps the biggest climate test you face between now and the election,” and warned that a failure to deny the permit could come back to haunt him in 2012. "If you block it, you will trigger a surge of enthusiasm from the green base that supported you so strongly in the last election," wrote the groups. Signatories included leaders from Natural Resources Defense Council, the Sierra Club, the Environmental Defense Fund, the National Wildlife Federation, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and the Rainforest Action Network, among others. "There is not an inch of daylight between our policy position on the Keystone XL pipeline, and those of the protesters being arrested daily outside the White House,” wrote the groups in their letter. As of Wednesday afternoon, 275 people had been arrested in connection with the protests. Organizers say more than 2,000 volunteers have signed up to participate in the sit-ins, which are slated to run through Sep. 3. “For those of us out there protesting, the best thing about this ringing statement is that the administration won’t be able to play one group off against another by making small concessions here and there,” author and environmentalist Bill McKibben, who is helping to organize the protests for tarsandsaction.org, wrote in a statement accompanying the press release. “They’ve all shown that there is one way to demonstrate to the environmental base that the rhetoric of Obama’s 2008 campaign is still meaningful -- and that’s to veto this pipeline. Since he can do it without even consulting Congress, this is one case where we’ll be able to see exactly how willing he is to match the rhetoric of his 2008 campaign.” Read the full letter below: *Dear President Obama:* *Many of the organizations we head do not engage in civil disobedience; some do. Regardless, speaking as individuals, we want to let you know that there is not an inch of daylight between our policy position on the Keystone Pipeline and those of the very civil protesters being arrested daily outside the White House. This is a terrible project -- many of the country's leading climate scientists have explained why in their letter last month to you. It risks many of our national treasures to leaks and spills. And it reduces incentives to make the transition to job-creating clean fuels.* *You have a clear shot to deny the permit, without any interference from Congress. It's perhaps the biggest climate test you face between now and the election. If you block it, you will trigger a surge of enthusiasm from the green base that supported you so strongly in the last election. We expect nothing less.* *Sincerely,* *Fred Krupp, Environmental Defense Fund* *Michael Brune, Sierra Club* *Frances Beinecke, Natural Resources Defense Council* *Phil Radford, Greenpeace* *Larry Schweiger, National Wildlife Federation* *Erich Pica, Friends of the Earth* *Rebecca Tarbotton, Rainforest Action Network* *May Boeve, 350.org* *Gene Karpinski, League of Conservation Voters* © 2011 Huffington Post -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- history will record that Shove rhymes with clove
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