FREE SPEECH ZONE | March 19: We need people in the streets!


Anyone who’s interested in honoring former Minneapolis Reporter Molly Ivins’ dearest (and dying) wish, is invited to bring your old kitchen pot or pan, and spoon for banging or (even an old lid or pie plate will do!) to lead the March 19th March to Bring the Troops Home Now. (YOUTH PREFERRED but no one turned away!! Ha, ha.) Let’s wake everybody up! Molly Ivins t-shirts will be awarded to the most spirited pot-pan bangers!

* In her final column, titled “Stand Up Against the Surge”, Molly wrote: “We are the people who run this country. We are the deciders. And every single day, every single one of us needs to step outside and take some action to help stop this war. Raise hell. Think of something to make the ridiculous look ridiculous. Make our troops know we’re for them and trying to get them out of there. Hit the streets to protest Bush’s proposed surge. If you can, go to the peace march in Washington on Jan. 27. We need people in the streets, banging pots and pans and demanding, “Stop it, now!” (listen to: Ballad of Molly) How is the war economy working for you? Rally to Stop W.A.R.Wasted American Resources Funds for Jobs, Housing, Health Care & Veterans Benefits, Not War!

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Saturday, March 19, 2011 National day of local anti-war protests on 8th year anniversary of the Iraq War

1:00 pm gather Martin Luther King Community Center, 270 North Kent Street, St. Paul 3:30 pm Concert Fundraiser at the Black Dog Café. After the March 19th rally, come to the Black Dog Café, Lowertown, St. Paul for a concert fundraiser (aprox. 3:30 pm to 8 pm) to help us fundraise for a bus to New York City’s national march on April 9th. The “Dachshund Brigade” anti-folk ragtime duo, acoustic guitar of Jack Ventimiglia and Stringbeans, Garbanzo and Chick Pea are on the music tap at the Black Dog from 3:30 pm to 8 pm!

Piano & percussion antifolk-ragtime duo, the Dachshund Brigade are known for their catchy melodies, witty rhymes, and lyrical quirk. $10 donation requested but student discount and no one turned away.

On this occasion, Beans 4 Peas, Chick Pea and Garbanzo, singing and playing mandolin and cittern will be joined by Refried, who sings and plays fiddle. Some of our friends know us as Jo Schubert, Roger Cuthbertson, and John Wallace. Several of our songs will be about peas. Some songs will be about beans and other topics. We’ll throw in some instrumentals, too. Even if you don’t care beans about beans, you might enjoy Beans 4 Peas. For more information: 612-522-1861 or 612-827-5364