Take Action: protest NPR/MPR coverage of Venezuela
Jun
6
to Jul 6

Take Action: protest NPR/MPR coverage of Venezuela

Please contact Nancy Cassutt, Executive Director, News & Programming at Minnesota Public Radio, by email or ncassutt@mpr.org by phone, 651-290-1500 about your objections to the articles that are beating the drums of war, coup and sanctions.

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My name is         .  I call on MPR to correct your distorted coverage of Venezuela and the ongoing U.S.- orchestrated coup. People are dying due to the brutal economic war waged on the people and the country. U.S.-imposed sanctions designed to destroy Venezuela’s oil industry are also crippling Venezuela’s ability to obtain medicine, and to maintain agriculture and other infrastructure vital to survival.  Your listeners depend on you for the truth.  Tell the whole story.

Background

I don’t know why we’re not at war with Venezuela. They have all that oil and they’re right on our back door.” - Donald Trump at an intelligence briefing in 2017, according to former FBI director Andrew McCabe

It will make a big difference to U.S. economically if we could have American oil companies invest and produce the oil capabilities in Venezuela,” --†National Security Advisor John Bolton, January of 2019

Venezuela has the largest crude oil reserves in the world. But ever since the election of Hugo Chavez 20 years ago when the oligarchs were thrown out and the popular Bolivarian Revolution began to make life better, enabling 85% of the people to benefit from the country’s wealth, Venezuela has been in the crosshairs of the U.S. Western mainstream media, including MPR, have been complicit, serving as a mouthpiece for White House officials who have been trying to orchestrate a coup against Venezuela for the benefit of the U.S. oil industry.  

According to a report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research, “economic sanctions implemented by the Trump administration since August 2017 have caused tens of thousands of deaths and are rapidly worsening a humanitarian crisis. The sanctions are depriving Venezuelans of lifesaving medicines, medical equipment, food, and other essential imports. This is illegal under U.S. and international law, and treaties that the U.S. has signed…” 

It is a critical time for all peace and justice loving people  to stand up to the systematic US aggression against Venezuela.  MPR must be held to account for its part in beating the drums for regime change.

#Hands off Venezuela.  No Coup, No War, No Sanctions!

Keep the pressure on!

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The Indian System movie
Jul
8
7:00 PM19:00

The Indian System movie

Come watch the documentary “The Indian System” on Monday, July 8 from 7 to 9 pm at 4200 Cedar Ave.

Filmmaker Sheldon Wolfchild,who will be joining us at the showing for commentary and questions, is a member of and former tribal chairman of the Lower Sioux Indian Tribe in Minnesota. He appeared in “Dances With Wolves”and many other Hollywood films as well as TV productions. He also produced and directed the film “Doctrine of Discovery.”

Until recently, historians have failed to uncover the truth behind the war of 1862 in Minnesota. Filmmaker Sheldon Wolfchild tells a Dakota oral history of the 1862 war, the hangings of the Dakota 38 Plus 2, including the story of his grandfather, Medicine Bottle, and the removal of the Dakota from Minnesota.

During the 1850’s and throughout history, treaties were forced upon the Dakota people. Noted Minnesotans such as Henry H. Sibley and Alexander Ramsey helped manipulate the Dakota people to cheat them out of their promised benefits, and ultimately their land. After the Dakota were removed to their reservation, corrupt agents and Indian department superintendents cheated the Dakota out of most of their benefits.

In 1862 Agent Thomas J. Galbraith refused to release annuity provisions (food) in government warehouses on the reservation. The Dakota were beginning to starve to death, which led to the uprising of 1862, now documented as to its real causes.

Sheldon interviewed historians and authors Dr. David Nichols and Mark Diedrich in the production of this film. Historian, Mark Diedrich provides commentary.

38 Plus 2 Productions 2019. Produced and Directed by Sheldon Wolfchild; Coproducer Bill Weiss. 86 minutes.

Connecting the dots. . . A chance to discuss the film follows the showing.

Always FREE and open to the public. 

ALL ARE WELCOME! Free popcorn!

Sponsored by the WAMM Movie Committee

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Jeanette Rankin performance
Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

Jeanette Rankin performance

Join us for a presentation of “Jeanette Rankin: Champion of Persistence” written and performed by J Emily Peabody on Saturday, July 13 at 7 pm at 4200 Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis.

The performance was a hit at the 2018 Minnesota Fringe Festival. There will be a Q & A following the performance. Suggested donation is $12.

Presented by Women Against Military Madness and Veterans for Peace Chapter 27.

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David Schultz at ECAPC
Jul
15
6:30 PM18:30

David Schultz at ECAPC

Every Church a Peace Church Bimonthly Potluck Supper Meeting will meet on July 15 at 6:30 pm at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 29th Street & 32nd Avenue South in Minneapolis.

Guest Speaker: David Schultz

Title: Critical Realignments and the Future of American Politics

Elections have consequences. This talk examines the impact the 2018 elections had on a longer realignment of American politics and what it means for the 2020 election and beyond. Emphasis will be on how a generational shift is producing a new politics and what it means for America.

Bio: David Schultz is Hamlin University professor of political science and University of Minnesota professor of law. He is the author of 35 books and 200+ articles on various aspects of American politics.

Sponsored by Every Church a Peace Church

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Camp Ripley Open House Protest
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Camp Ripley Open House Protest

The Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace (BAOC) and WAMM members will hold a Peace Vigil outside Camp Ripley’s pro-war propaganda festival known as Open House Day.

After the peace vigil ends at 2 p.m., an informal discussion and potluck meal will be held in Morrison County Park (Belle Prairie Park). Morrison County Park is located south of Camp Ripley, off of Highway 76.  An informal celebration of life will be held at the potluck to honor Theresa Skorseth, a BACP member and dedicated peace activist who joined many Camp Ripley peace vigils and other BACP events.  Theresa passed away on March 21 after a long illness.

Sponsored by Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace

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35th Annual Silent Auction
Sep
15
5:00 PM17:00

35th Annual Silent Auction

Eat, Bid, Drink, Enjoy!

SundaySeptember 15, 2019 at 5:00–8:00 pm
Bidding closes at 7:00 pm
St. Joan of Arc Church
4537 Third Ave S., Mpls.

Auction includes a dinner buffet, adult beverages and music! Bid on an exciting variety of items such as local restaurant gift certificates, gourmet dinners, health and wellness services, vacation getaways, books and more. FREE PARKING! Childcare available. FFI 612-827-5364 or email wamm@mtn.org.

Suggested entry donation: $10–$30. 

Contact WAMM to reserve a table for 4–8 people at $25 per person. 

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