News and Current Affairs Posts

People Whose Houses Were Bombed Have Told Him They Don’t Remember Hearing Anything

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The Rocky Mountain News ceased publication today. 55 days shy of its 150th birthday. The paper’s staff were informed yesterday. With the Duluth News Tribune contributing significantly to Forum Communication’s annual losses, and more layoffs looming, the RMN decision makes for an even more stunning reality.

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Bobby Jindal = The New Palin

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Any bets on who Saturday Night Live skewers this week?

“from Duluth to Balad” Premiere March 5th

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Crispy Kale Productions (aka Michael Latsch) is premiering his new documentary “from Duluth to Balad.” The video is sponsored by Veterans for Peace, Chapter 80 and the Northland Anti-War Coalition. It goes up Thursday, March 5th at the Friends Meeting House, 1802 E. 1st St at 7:30 PM. Admission is free, and the showing will be followed by Q+A with the producer.

The documentary uses historic photos and modern combat footage to tell the story of how the wing started making deployments to Iraq in 2005. It examines the costs of that deployment, asks if Duluth can find a different way to sustain its economy.

see the trailer at crispykale.blogspot.com. Questions, contact [email protected], 218-260-7047

2009 Mother’s Day Walk/Run Registration Open

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Online registration for the 25th anniversary Mother’s Day Walk/Run is now open at http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1694010

Show At Harbor City International Theatre Tommrow Night!

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The Local Promo

My first promo for The Local.

Background music by Crew Jones.

MUSIC ONE IS BACK!

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I’m SO excited about this–HAD TO TELL SOMEONE, EVERYONE!

Enjoy. 🙂

Problems for the Minnesota Moose

Global Warming?….

News headlines in December 2008 rang an alarm bell for those who love one of Minnesota’s wildlife treasures, the moose. Full Story from Conservation Minnesota

“Minnesota Without Moose? It Could Happen”

“Wildlife Experts Discuss Plight of Minnesota Moose”

“State Tries to Save? North-Woods Icon”

Full Story from Conservation Minnesota

Duluth Economic Recovery Survey

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Duluth Economic Recovery Survey – Where will the money go?

Duluth’s proposed programs and funding required from the Economic Recovery Survey from the US Conference of Mayors.

Stimulus Funding Required: $413,264,005

Jobs Created: 4,258

VIEW FULL REPORT

  • $6,000,000 – Spirit Mountain snowmaking and maintenance facility?
  • $4,500,000 – Re-skin exterior of Midtowne Manors I & II?

Victory Garden-Duluth Style

Life has somewhat hit the skids of late for me and as I contemplate the fact that I am too rich for food stamps but not sure how long I’ll be easily feeding myself and my two kids, I’m planning for the future. Or at least as far into the future as I can see, which will be summer and fall.

I am a home gardener and I’m thinking about looking into a plot at the community gardens for an even bigger harvest. Does anyone know the contact info for the community gardens on Arrowhead Rd?

Also, I ROCK at organizing things. Would there be any interest out there for home gardeners to get together and pool our resources and have our own little “barter” group of home grown veggies/fruit/eggs/honey/wild rice/what have you?

I envision people signing up to say that they would participate and letting me know what kind of produce they could contribute. It would depend on how many people are interested and what kind of things they could contribute as to how the next step would proceed. I have ideas there as well but would welcome anyone with experience in this sort of thing.

I participated in a CSA last year but this year, I just won’t be able to afford it. I’m hoping that this idea could be a local, organic, group idea for folks like me.

Please contact me at [email protected] if you are interested in getting on a list of possible participants! Thanks!

Forum on “The Troubled History of Afghanistan”

Sunday, Feb. 8 @ 7pm
UMD Kirby Student Center Room 333

You’re invited a forum on the troubled history of Afghanistan. With both the Democrats and Republicans talking about the need to escalate the war in Afghanistan, and the corporate media going right along with them calling it the “good war” – it’s crucial for activists to understand the history and dynamics of this land, and why we need to oppose this war.

Speaking will be Adam Ritscher. If you are unable to attend, but interested in the topic, email him at [email protected] for a copy of the speech.

Lake Superior Socialist Action
PO Box 16853, Duluth MN 55816
(715) 394-6660
www.the-red-raven.blogspot.com
www.socialistaction.org

Heart to Heart: A Celebration of Love

Heart to Heart is a 3-day event for married couples to embrace intimacy and promote growth in their relationship.

Couples Yoga – February 28th 10:00 – 11:30 am
Wine Tasting and presentation on “Heart Focused Intimacy” – March 6th 6:30 pm
Formal Dance – March 7th 7:30 pm
$120 per couple (includes all events)
The perfect gift! Gift certificates available

Call Katrina at 218-728-2246 for registration or more information

17th Annual Living Green Conference

FYI:
The 17th Annual Living Green Conference will be taking place this Saturday, February 7th, from noon until 4:30 PM.  This is a great way to network with other like minded individuals or to become associated with local eco-minded businesses and services.  Bring a donation for the food shelf and get $1 off admission ($10).  The event will be held at Lake Superior College, which is a different venue than previous years, allowing for more exhibitors and classes.  Come and bring a friend, you won’t regret it!

PDF Version of the Flyer

Teach Your Children Well

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Playmobil Security Check Point

You have to read the product reviews!

Walking on the ice.

Good skating on the big lake!

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