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*P R O G R E S S I V E C A L E N D A R 03.31.12 * 1. Garden Fair 3.31 9am 2. WAMM annual 3.31 10am 3. End ICE 3.31 12noon 4. Occupy Mpls 3.31 12:30pm 5. CUAPB 3.31 1:30pm 6. Northtown vigil 3.31 2pm 7.Tour Coldwater 3.31 2:30pm 8. Palestine 3.31 4pm 9. Rhoda Gilman 3.31 7pm 10. Mizna journal 3.31 7:30pm 11. Kolstad blues 3.31 8pm 12. Robert Greenwald - The new film 'Koch Brothers Exposed': The 1% at its very worst 13. Janet Nye - Two Occupy haikus [Haiku Open] 14. ed - How would god vote? [snapshot] --------1 of 14-------- From: Margaret at Gardening Matters <margaret [at] gardeningmatters.org> Subject: Garden Fair 3.31 9am Come one, come all! Resource Fair is THIS Saturday March 31st from 9am-4:30pm at Neighborhood House. We hope that you will be able to join Gardening Matters and other community gardeners THIS Saturday March 31^st, 2012 for the Annual Community Garden Spring Resource Fair at Neighborhood House, located at 179 Robie St E on the Westside of St. Paul. This free event (suggested donation $5-10) is open to all gardeners new and old from across the metro area. The collaborative nature of the event means that attendees benefit from broad participation of gardeners—come one, come all! An agenda of the days activities is copied below. You can find detailed workshop descriptions on our website at www.gardeningmatters.org. Also, we encourage you to pre-register for the event our our website in advance, to help us plan for spacing and food. Please note: Spanish and Hmong interpretation will be available the whole day! Attendees in need of interpretation can get connected to an interpreter at the registration table. COMMUNITY GARDEN SPRING RESOURCE FAIR SCHEDULE 9:00-9:30amRegistration and Free Continental Breakfast 9:30amOpening and Welcome Spoken Word: Louis Alemayehu, EJAM Emcee: Melvin Giles, Peacemaker and urban farmer 9:45-10:30amKeynote: Karen Washington, New York CityCommunityGardenCoalition 10:30-11:30amPanel: What’s Growin’ in the Twin Cities! Mustafa Sundiata, Northpoint Health and Wellness, and Local Food Resource Hubs Youth from Gordon Parks High School Gardens Organizers from the West Side Citizens Organization Gardeners from the International Outreach Church, Burnsville Members of Afro-Eco 11:40am-Noon Traditional Aztec Dance Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli Dancers Noon-1:00pm Lunch and Networking Lunch available for purchase from El Burrito Mercado Workshop Session #1: 1:00-2:30pm Food + Justice = Democracy SWAP and CO-OPS: Organizing in your neighborhood Urban Soil Contamination: Don’t Eat the Dirt! Engaging Youth in the Garden Planning to Eat: Food Policy in the Twin Cities Beyond Canning: Freezing, Dehydrating, Fermenting, Root Cellaring Workshop Session #2 : 3:00-4:30pm Strategies for Long-Term Land Access Growing Gardens in Small Spaces Planting Seeds for Our Collective Future (En Espanol!) Growing Hunger, Growing AnswersWAMM annual 3.31 10am Composting: Creating Black Gold Getting Started with Bees or Chickens --------2 of 14-------- >From WAMM WAMM annual 3.31 10am WAMM's 2012 Annual Meeting Saturday, March 31, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 3045 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis. Help us begin the celebration of WAMM's 30th Anniversary year. This year's program features Marie Braun and Jess Sundin, both travelers and witnesses in Iraq speaking on "Iraq-What's Next?” and then Liz Dahl bringing updates and energy from the streets in "WAMM and the Occupy Movement." Brief annual meeting to follow. Good Music! Good Program! Good Brunch! WAMM Action! Meet old friends. Make new friends. Win raffle prizes. Support WAMM. And if you like, bring along some sidewalk chalk to donate to the Occupy Movement. FFI: Call WAMM, 612-827-5364. --------3 of 14-------- Claire Stoscheck cstoscheck [at] gmail.com End ICE 3.31 12noon END IT, DON’T MEND IT: MIRAc denounces ICE’s Secure Communities program and calls for its termination in a rally on Saturday Minneapolis, Minnesota- March 31, 2012- The so-called “Secure Communities” program (SCOMM) has been characterized by deception both to the public and local and national lawmakers. The program more or less turns police into immigration agents by obligating them to cross check detained immigrants against a national fingerprint database. In addition to tearing families apart, this program decimates the trust between immigrant communities and local law enforcement that is necessary to protect against crimes like domestic violence, where trust is vital to effective reporting. MIRAc, the MN Immigrant Rights Action Committee, will be holding a rally at Lake and Bloomington on Saturday, March 31 at noon and therefore joining the national push to end this horrible program. Any day now Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is expected to announce a second round of “reforms” to the Secure Communities deportation program. This announcement is coming only days before the DHS Office of Inspector General Report on the program is set to be released. Once again, ICE is moving for cosmetic reforms to a fundamentally flawed program in light of mounting national criticism that has been widespread since its introduction in 2008. Immigrant rights, religious groups, unions and other groups across Minnesota have been unequivocal in their condemnation of the program. Three states and numerous cities have demanded to be removed from the program, but ICE has refused their requests. With such widespread criticism from immigrant rights groups and local law enforcement, it is incredible that President Obama has continued his goal of using the program to reach the yearly deportation quota of 400,000. In light of Obama’s failed campaign promises in regards to immigration and his continued assaults on immigrant families, this is a unique opportunity for the president, as well as local politicians, to demonstrate leadership and end this fundamentally flawed program. The Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action committee (MIRAc), a grassroots organization which works for immigrant rights, strongly denounces the Secure Communities program and joins the national call to “END IT, NOT MEND IT”. We cannot tolerate programs in our community that so strongly erode the safety of our homes and families. Contact: Mikael Pensec pensecm [at] gmail.com612-702-4989 --------4 of 14-------- From: "Occupy Minneapolis" <Operations.OccupyMpls [at] gmail.com> Occupy Mpls 3.31 12:30pm Join us Saturday, March 31st when we will be marching from Loring Park at 12:30pm, heading down Hennepin Avenue and ending at Peavey Plaza to stage a daylong occupation and “People’s Festival.” The People’s Festival will celebrate the diversity and creativity of the movement and offer an opportunity to plan for the reoccupation to take place at Loring Park and Peavey Plaza on April 7 at noon (LINK: http://www.facebook.com/events/125914217536954/). It is time to do some major spring cleaning. The economic and political systems of this nation and abroad have to change in order to fulfill the promises that have been made to those that hold them up. We are about to see a full revival of the ambition and perseverance that is at the core of this movement and are exhilarated with the prospect of what is to come. The march will wake up the city and get people excited for many more actions and events that will take place during 2012. Come to celebrate the energy of the Occupy movement and help make it kick off the reoccupation strong on April 7th and beyond! Join the march and let your voice be heard. The American Spring is upon us and we cannot let this unique moment in our history slip away! --------5 of 14-------- From: Michelle Gross <mgresist [at] visi.com> Subject: CUAPB 3.31 1:30pm Meetings: Every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Walker Church, 3104 16th Avenue South http://www.CUAPB.org <http://www.cuapb.org/> Communities United Against Police Brutality 3100 16th Avenue S Minneapolis, MN 55407 Hotline 612-874-STOP (7867) --------6 of 14-------- From: Vanka485 [at] aol.com Subject: Northtown vigil 3.31 2pm Peace vigil at Northtown (Old Hwy 10 & University Av), every Saturday 2-3pm --------7 of 14-------- >From Seasnun seasnun [at] gmail.com Tour Coldwater 3.31 2:30pm Tour Coldwater Saturday, March 31, 2012 2:30-3:30 PM The National Park Service will lead the walk. Free. Open to all. Weather Saturday: 70-degrees, partly cloudy Meet at the Front Gate to Coldwater Spring DIRECTIONS: Coldwater Springs is between Minnehaha Park & Fort Snelling, in Minneapolis, just North of the Hwy 55/62 interchange. From Hwy 55/Hiawatha, turn East (toward the Mississippi) at 54th Street, take an immediate right, & drive South on the frontage road for ½-mile to a parking meter. Coldwater is at the end of the road. PARKING ALERT: Parking meters cost 75-cents per hour until midnight. Either bring quarters or plan to park in the neighborhood, across Hwy 55. Note that dog-walkers will also be out in full force and use the meters, so parking in the neighborhood and walking over is a good option. Info: www.friendsofcoldwater.org --------8 of 14-------- From: CMEP Palestine 3.31 4pm • Saturday, March 31, 4pm, at Spring Lake Park High School, Central & 81st Av. NE, Spring Lake Park, MN: Al Quds—Pursuit of Justice, Palestine Day 2012. Palestinian food served 4-5:30pm. Keynote speaker Kristin Szremski; Debka dancers from Milwaukee and Twin Cities; play titled “Palestine Bleeds.” Tickets at door: adults $10, kids 4-11 $5. --------9 of 14-------- From: Amber Garlan Rhoda Gilman book 3.31 7pm The Green Party book club is reading “Stand Up! The Story Of Minnesota’s Protest Tradition” by Green Party member and historian Rhoda Gilman. This wonderful book is about the history of protest movements in Minnesota. Minnesota has a strong history of third parties. One of the most interesting people Rhoda writes about is Ignatius Donnelly. “Donnelly led those who favored a third party and succeeded in creating a national committee for a People’s Party…and “Populist” became a household word.” In 1892 Ignatius Donnelly wrote a preamble to the platform adopted by the People’s Party. What he wrote in 1892 could have been written yesterday. “We meet in the midst of a nation brought to the verge of moral, political and material ruin. Corruption dominates the ballot box, the legislatures, the Congress, and touches even the ermine of the bench. The people are demoralized. Many of the states have been compelled to isolate the voters at the poling places in order to prevent universal intimidation or bribery. The newspapers are subsidized or muzzled; public opinion silenced; business prostrate, or homes covered with mortgages, labor impoverished, and the land concentration in the hands of capitalists. The urban workers are denied the right of organization for self-protection…The fruits of the toil of millions are boldly stolen to build up colossal fortunes, unprecedented in the history of mankind…” “Stand Up! The Story Of Minnesota’s Protest Tradition” by Rhoda Gilman, page 39 Saturday, March 31 at 7:00 in the community room between 161 and 163 on Erie Street in St. Paul. The Green Party book club meets the last Saturday of every month at 7:00. Peace,Amber --------10 of 14-------- >From Mizna Mizna journal 3.31 7:30pm Join us to celebrate the publication of Mizna's 24th issue, with a focus on Literature in Revolution. This timely issue contains prose, poetry, and art from people on the ground in Syria, Egypt, and Morocco, as well as the perspectives of Arab Americans including the literary luminaries and activists Mohja Kahf and Remi Kanazi. We are working on including Maimouna Alammar, an author in Syria, via Skype. Local authors will be reading their work from the journal. We'll pay tribute to the artist Ahmed Basiony who was killed in Tahrir Square during the Egyptian Revolution and feature his visual art. Reception afterward. Saturday, March 31, 2012 7:30 p.m. $5 General * $3 Students Open Book * 1011 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis 55415 A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to help the people of Syria. --------11 of 14-------- From: John Kolstad jkolstad [at] millcitymusic.com Kolstad blues 3.31 8pm Papa John Acoustic Blues this coming weekend at Merlin's Rest. Saturday, March 31, 2012 Papa John Kolstad is doing an Acoustic 12 String and Blues night at Merlin Saturday, March 31, with Gary Schulte [brilliant blues and jazz fiddle], Sam Fiske [Fat New Orleans Trumpet sound] and Tom Lewis one of the Twin cities top Upright Bass players, and Scott Sansby is planning to sit in on Scrub board. 8 to 12 PM, No cover and good food and drink. Street Parking is easy. I don't haul out the 12 string that often, but Merlins has asked me to do it. I will play some 6 str also and do some swing and standards. But I plan to focus more on blues. Pass it on. Reservations are recommended if you want to get a table. Merlin's 612/216-2419. Future dates for Acoustic Blues at Merlins: The Acoustic Blues Thursday featuring Papa John Kolstad and hopefully regular guests will be the 4th Thursday of each month, Except in May it will be the 31 which is the 5th Thursday. So it would be April 26 May 31 June 28 July 26 August 23 After that we'll see. --------x of 14-------- Robert Greenwald on the New Film 'Koch Brothers Exposed': The 1% at Its Very Worst By AlterNet 29 March 12 [Thank god the exposure in question is not full frontal nudity - ed] Robert Greenwald and his Brave New Foundation will tonight debut their feature-length film, Koch Brothers Exposed, in New York. (The DVD is available here; see the two-minute trailer for the film on the last page of this article.) Koch Brothers Exposed weaves together a series of short films produced over the course of the last year or so as part of an online video campaign of the same name. As principals of Koch Industries, the second-largest privately held corporation in America and one of the nation's top polluters, the Koch brothers have grown notorious for their funding of think-tanks and astroturf organizations that aim to deregulate business and scale back government programs such as Social Security, Medicare and the new healthcare reform law. Koch Brothers Exposed zeroes in on several aspects of the Kochs' impact by focusing on the people most affected by the brothers' use of their billions to buy politicians and ignore regulators. In North Carolina, we meet high school students whose lives would have been gravely impacted had Koch-allied politicians succeeded in undoing the desegregation of the Wake County school system. In Arkansas, the filmmakers take viewers to a community that is riven with cancer, the likely result of toxic dumping by a Koch-owned paper plant. We meet voters in Missouri and Texas who find themselves disenfranchised by a voter-ID law pushed by an organization funded with Koch money. Before becoming an activist filmmaker, Robert Greenwald enjoyed a long career in the world of commercial film and television, directing the feminist classic, The Burning Bed, and earning a Peabody Award for Sharing the Secret, a 2000 made-for-TV movie about a teenager with an eating disorder. He also directed the cult classic, Steal This Movie, about his late friend, Abbie Hoffman - which may speak to where his heart was all along. The advent of Fox News launched Greenwald into the role of an activist when his Brave New Films launched with Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism. Since then Brave New Films and Brave New Foundation have produced a torrent of video shorts and films, including Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Rethinking Afghanistan and Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers. AlterNet sat down with Greenwald to discuss the value of storytelling as an organizing tool - and to explore just what makes the Koch brothers "the 1 percent at its very worst." AlterNet: What drew your interest to the Koch brothers as a vehicle for a broader story? These guys are your poster boys, but they're poster boys for something even larger than themselves. Robert Greenwald: What we always try to do with Brave New Foundation films is to connect the dots. I think it's very important that people understand how whole systems work - and that it's not a question of a rotten apple, be it Wal-Mart, or be it war profiteers, or be it the Koch brothers. In all these cases, they are representative of the fact that there are structural and systemic inequities in our society. The Koch brothers, as you say today, are perfectly out of Central Casting [as typecasts for] rich, arrogant, conservative billionaires. But they're not the only ones. What drew my attention to it was Jane Mayer's brilliant piece in The New Yorker, and articles by Lee Fang and [AlterNet's] Addie Stan - and the realization that this was an opportunity to do what we do, which is build narratives. Now we can't, and shouldn't, do everything. There are certain issues that should absolutely remain in the hands of policy folks, or think tanks or position papers. But the Kochs are breathing, human representatives of the worst of the 1 percent - and it's the way they use their money to advance their economic self-interest and their ideology. And that's important. It's not just about having money; it's the use of the money, the use of the power - it's the use of the money and power to impress and take advantage of others. And it's the fact that they are fighting tooth and nail to make sure that capitalism has absolutely no restraints on it. And capitalism without restraints is a very ugly beast. A: You embarked on this initially as a series of shorter films. What led you to that approach? Each of these films dealt with very different aspects of the Koch brothers' activities. When you set out to make these shorter films, did you have a longer film in mind? RG: When we started the Koch Brothers Exposed campaign, we were not thinking - or I was not thinking - of a longer film. It was similar to our work around Afghanistan, were we learned - you know, one of the things that's exciting about working in digital media is how quickly everything changes. A: One of the challenges, too. RG: Oh, my god! We could have a long session just on the changes on YouTube, which has been phenomenal in a short period of time. But we realized with the Afghanistan work - and there we did it because we really had no choice; we had no money and no funding at the beginning, so we were only able to do a couple of short pieces. But with each short piece, we found that we were building an online community, and so we used that same approach with the Koch brothers. And so, one piece was around Social Security, one piece was around environment, one piece was around Wisconsin, one piece was around education - and what we were doing was we were reaching an audience with particular interests in that aspect of the Koch work. And, frankly, very strategically reaching out to audiences so they could see how the issue they care about most profoundly was being attacked by the Kochs. And then a couple of months into it, we realized that there was an opportunity for a full-length film here. We fortunately were able to raise some money to allow us to take the short pieces - we went online, we asked people for help, we had a very strong response from thousands of our small donors and some wonderful larger donors and a foundation or two who said, We think this is important. We think it's important because it's talking about the structure, it's talking about the way the system works, and it's connecting the dots between these various issues: Social Security, resegregation, buying up politicians, buying up college professors. And, overall, it's the money in politics frame. This is what you can achieve when you have money, when you have power, when you have access and you're willing to use it for your own narrow self-interest. A: By doing this film in these pieces that look at all different aspects of what these guys are up to because of their broad reach, do you inadvertently build a coalition? One piece of the film that is so moving is about an African-American community in Arkansas that is decimated by cancer because of the apparent dumping of toxic waste by a plant owned by Koch Industries. You have the environmental community galvanized by parts of your film. You have the voting rights community targeted by another part of the film. RG: Definitely. And as we realized the size and scope of what the Kochs were doing, it became very intentional. One of the problems in the progressive movement, all too often - and, you know, people have talked about this endlessly - the separate silos, the single-issue folks who are both focused and funded to do a single issue - but how do you encourage and work so that the issue people come together and see the importance of the fact that the people who are attacking the environment are attacking Social Security, are attacking public education, are attacking and buying politicians, are attacking an African-American community, etc., etc. [The Koch brothers] are a perfect example of the interlocking interests of the 1 percent, and how they are using, again, their money, their power, their access on a series of issues. And woe unto us if we do not see that and if we do not connect those dots, and if we do not bring all of those communities together. I'm actually thrilled that we have more than 40 groups working with us on this - from the NAACP to Greenpeace to DFA (Democracy for America) to a whole series of unions. And it's been very exciting to see and be a part of building and growing that coalition. A: Social media has been your primary means of distribution, particularly on the short films. Koch Brothers Exposed is being made available on DVD, but how else do you plan to distribute it? RG: There will be the 40-plus groups - and they've been critical to every undertaking we do. There will be progressive media, led by AlterNet, which have been, as on every single film, extraordinary partners. [Progressive] radio stations and televisions and the Huffington Post - there's been all kinds of places where attention has been given to the specific campaigns [such as Rethinking Afghanistan and Wal-Mart]. Then there is the very, very active Facebook presence, and lots of work using Twitter, of course. And then in what's gonna be a major breakthrough, we're going to be in somewhere between 50 and 60 million homes with streaming and video-on-demand (via cable and satellite networks). That doesn't mean that all 60 million people are going to watch it, but it's going to be an option. A: Are there times when you find yourself surprised by who you're actually reaching? For instance, in Addie's research, she stumbled upon an opera blog that featured your video on the North Carolina school board takeover by Koch-sponsored advocates of resegregating the school system. The link there is that David Koch is a significant patron of the New York City opera, and this blogger was issuing a warning to other opera buffs about tainted Koch money. RG: One of the things that people often don't understand about digital media online is that they'll say, you know, you're only reaching people who agree with you: You really should do an op-ed in the New York Times. And I kind of smile to myself and think, the only people who read an op-ed on a certain subject in the New York Times - and I love the New York Times - are a very self-selected group of people. But when you put narrative content on digital platforms the possibilities are limitless because - and the opera blog is a perfect example, because that's gonna reach opera audiences. It's not going to reach red, white or blue; it's not gonna be defined by Republican or Democrat; t's going to be defined by opera. And similarly, with some of the health folks that we are reaching with this because of the cancer in Arkansas. The fact that religious communities are spreading these around because they see a moral and religious issue around the Kochs. The fact that older people are spreading and using some of the Social Security stuff, which, again, we know cuts across Republican or Democrat. So that's the beauty of the potential with the digital platforms. And video is a perfect way to do that - video passed on by friends, relatives, even coworkers, is among -- and the advertising agencies have tested this - the most effective and impactful ways [to convey a story]. Because people don't trust 30-second [television] spots. You can show me all the data in the world about how many homes [are reached by] the 30-second spot. But the impact is the real key, because regardless how many homes it's in, how many silence it? How many are watching on Tivo and fast-forward through it? And how many, particularly 35 and under, just don't trust TV ads? Versus something forwarded to you from an opera blog, or from a member of your church. A: Returning to the Arkansas segment of Koch Brothers Exposed - the story of a small town that is riven with cancer, apparently because of toxic dumping by a Koch Industries Georgia Pacific factory. The rest of the film - in very different ways and in very different circumstances - mostly highlights the Kochs' involvement in government or politics, whether it's the attempt to resegregate the Wake County school system in North Carolina, or the voter ID laws passed by state legislatures across the country, or attempts to scale back Social Security. Then we go to this community in Arkansas, where way too many people are dying of cancer, and it's a very poignant story. The scenes in the cemetery are just gut-wrenching. What made you decide to use that story, and how did you decide where to place it in the film? RG: What I've tried to do in as many of the films as possible is to make the personal political, so that people understand it's not them as individuals, and it's not even their fault or a result of the alignment of the stars, but it's the way the system works. Whether it's the individuals in Wal-Mart, whether it's the individuals in Iraq for Sale, it's always important to find those people who exemplify what we're talking about. Because otherwise the discussion is too abstract; it's an abstract discussion about ideology and its consequences. But if you see people bleeding and hurting and paying a price, then it brings it home. So that's the overview. In this particular case, a couple of things that i read came together. One, that Koch [Industries] was one of the worst 10 polluters. Two, that David Koch was a cancer survivor himself. And, three, that [the Koch brothers] spend enormous amounts of money trying to fight regulations that would protect people from getting sick from their own factories and plants. So putting those three ideas together… [Brave New Foundation filmmakers] Jeff [Cole] and Natalie [Kottke] spent five months on this - a story, by the way, just as an aside, one would hope the corporate media would be undertaking, but they're not, partly because they don't have the resources, and partly because they don't care about a poor, black community somewhere getting screwed over. So, because we had the support from the people we did…Natalie was able to put months into finding the community and the people, building a level of trust, going and visiting,and then getting their agreement and encouragement and support for us to be able to go forward. A: Progressives and liberals - we know our facts. We like to think we can convince the world to see things our way through reason and facts. But you can't convey the facts without storytelling and narrative, and despite the great number of artists and creative people who identify themselves as either liberal or progressive, the right often does a better job at creating a narrative - often a narrative with which facts do not comport. What do you have to say to AlterNet readers about the importance of storytelling and narrative? RG: This is a very important discussion; it's very critical, because many wonderful, committed, passionate progressives really believe that if we can turn out one more white paper with 17 points about how to fix Problem X, the the world and the axis would shift. And they truly believe that because they are in a distinct minority of people who function primarily with their rational brain. But there's all kind of scientific evidence, psychological evidence, that that's not primarily the way you reach people; it's not the way you move people. It's not the way a great majority of people make their decisions. And what we do at Brave New Films and Brave New Foundation always, and this comes from my commercial background in storytelling, is, you reach the heart first. And if you reach the heart first, then you can access the brain - and you can access change and movement. But if you start with the multifaceted position paper, it's very hard to move people. So narrative becomes important, because that's the way that you touch people, that's a way that you get them feeling something, and then you open up their brain so that you can change their position, so that you can encourage them to think differently. A: We're in the throes of a political season that is one of the angriest we've seen in a good, long while. Given that context, how would you like to see people use Koch Brothers Exposed? RG: Probably the most exciting thing of all in doing these films is that people find all kinds of ways of using them that we at the Brave New Foundation would never dream about. I mean, the most creative and inventive ways. People have shown them in bowling alleys, in church basements, on college campuses. I think the primary thing is that with the films, with the digital media, everybody can do something. Everybody can get a copy of the movie and do a screening. Or everybody can get a copy of the movie and donate it to the library. Or everybody can get a copy of the movie and give it to a church or a social group - or show it at any one of the many places today that have TV screens. And that's another reason that we do these films but do not focus on getting them into theaters, where the bar to entry is high - $9, $10, $11. No - put them in every possible place where people congregate, because where they congregate today, there's almost always a TV screen. You know the ultimate goal is organize, organize - and then, organize. --------13 of 14-------- Two Occupy haikus [Haiku Open] Janet Nye In a forlorn world blooms Occupy, all over. My secret, mad hope. People ask just why I've broken out my old smile. I say: Occupy --Janet Nye --------14 of 14-------- How Would God Vote? God goes to vote. Ok, big fella, where’s your voter ID? What? I’m god! Yeah, right, you and a dozen others could come in with that line. How do we know you’re not some other god trying to mess things up for Jehovah? But I am Jehovah, goddammit! OK, that’s it, you’re outta here! But..But...Wait… -ed ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ShoveTrove
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