Military, Democracy, & Peace Issue – Common Sense II

The May issue of Common Sense II is on the military, democracy, and peace. Here is the contents:
Military, Democracy, & Peace
Page 1
World War III – Climate Change by Vicki Andrews
Page 2
Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (The Iran Nuclear Deal) by Nancy Rudd
Page 3
Announcement: Update on Iraq with Sami Rasouli
Pledge Card: Line 3 Pledge of Resistance
Page 4
A Revolution of Values by David Alban
Page 5
Foreign Policy in the Age of Oligarchs by Bob Passi
Page 6
Democracy in Minnesota by Barb Anderson
Our Place in an Ugly World by Valerie Conner
Calendar of Events

Health Care For ALL Minnesota!

Itasca Progressive Caucus supports establishing a local chapter of Health Care For ALL Minnesota. The first organizational meeting is Tuesday, May 8, from 6 pm – 8 pm. at Grand Rapids Library. There will be guest speakers: a nurse who is a leader in the nurses organization, and the head of Co-Act, Don Pylkkanen. Barb Anderson is the leader and our liaison.

Environment Issue – Common Sense II

Environment Issue
Page 1
Climate Change in Minnesota by Vicki Andrews
Page 2
The Environment …Again by Bob Passi
What is it Worth, poem by Vicki Andrews
Page 3
The Most Depressing Aspect of Global Warming Today By Eric Grimsrud
Page 4
EPA and Environmental Justice by Patrick West
Importance of the Environment by Barb Anderson
Earth Day Announcement
Page 5
A Challenge for April—and Beyond by Earth Circle
Page 6
The Environment Defined by Valerie Conner
Calendar of Events

Future Hope Issue – Common Sense II

The February issue of Common Sense II has been published. Here is the contents:

Future Hope Issue
Page 1
Now, More Than Ever, Let’s Hang On To Hope by Vicki Andrews
Page 2
Love, Fear, Politics, and Religion by Jack Pick
Lessons Learned by Valerie Conner
Page 3
The Disparate Effects of Christianity on Climate Change By Eric Grimsrud
Page 4
Creating a Post-Nolan District 8 by Barb Anderson
Calendar of Events
Page 5
Preparing for November by Bob Passi
It’s Membership Time, Again

The Year of Trump – Common Sense II

2018 01 Common Sense

Enjoy the first issue for 2018.
Page 1
The Second Coming – William Butler Yeats
Not Our Grandfather’s Democracy by Valerie Conner

Page 2
What in the World is Next? By Barb Anderson

Page 3
It is Not Child’s Play by Valerie Conner
Events and Resources of Interest

Page 4
A Year of Trump: How Much More Can We Take? By Vicki Andrews
Calendar of Events

Page 5
2017: An American Watershed by Bob Passi

Common Sense II Sums It Up

This issue of Common Sense II ends 2017 and welcomes 2018. Here is the contents:
Page 1
The Missing Conversation on Tax Changes by Jack Pick

Page 2
Healthcare’s Connection to All Parts of Our Lives by Barb Anderson
Investing in Democracy By Bob Passi

Page 3
Democracy First: Rebuilding Our Heritage by Bob Passi

Page 4
Cultural Change by Valerie Conner
Calendar of Events

Page 5
Just Imagine: A World Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another by Vicki Andrews

Page 6
The Dignity of Minimum Wage by Valerie Conner
A Holiday Message by Bob Passi
Winding Down 2017 by Valerie Conner

Pipeline Cleanup: Take Action Now!


Minnesotans for Pipeline Cleanup are landowners and citizens
concerned about the liabilities of abandoning Enbridge’s old Line 3 oil pipeline.

ATTENTION:
The public comment period to Minnesota Public Utilities Commission ends 4:30 pm on November 22, 2017.

WHY IS THE PIPELINE ABANDONMENT A PROBLEM?
CONTAMINATION – Legacy contamination around or beneath the pipeline.*
DRAINAGE – Pipeline acting as water conduit. The pipeline acting a conduit for legacy contamination.*
SUBSIDENCE – Sinking due to the failure over time of the pipeline.*
LOSS OF BUOYANCY control for the pipeline.*
PROPERTY VALUE – impact on property resale value

*Source: State of MN’s Environmental Impact Statement on Line 3

CONTACTS
Minnesota Public Utilities Commission:
• Email: publicadvisor.puc@state.mn.us
• Mail: Scott Ek, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, 121 7th Place E, Suite 350, St. Paul, MN 55101
• Online: online comment form
Communication Notice: Please include the Commission’s Docket Numbers and OAH Docket Numbers in the subject line of all communications:
• Certificate of Need: Commission Docket 14-316 and OAH Docket 65-2500-32764
• Route: Commission Docket 15-137 and OAH docket 65-2500-33377

Minnesotans for Pipeline Cleanup:
Email: pipelinecleanupmn@gmail.com
Mail: 14860 Bruce Creek Road, Warba, MN 55793
Phone: 218-428-0290
Website: http://pipelinecleanupmn.org/

LEARN MORE HERE

Minnesota Commerce Department: https://mn.gov/commerce/energyfacilities/line3/

MN Senator John Marty comments submitted on Enbridge Line 3: https://mn.gov/commerce/energyfacilities/documents/34079/Minnesota%20Senate_Marty_John.pdf

Infrastructure Issue of Common Sense II

2017 10 Common Sense

Page 1
Rough Roads in Northern Minnesota by Barb Anderson
Calendar of Events

Page 2
American Infrastructure by Bob Passi

Page 3
Adrift In A Neon Green Sea! by Vicki Andrews
Infrastructure Risks in the Oil Transport Industry by Vicki Andrews

Page 4
The Music of Democracy by Bob Passi

Page 5
America’s Unraveling Fabric by Valerie Conner
Nonprofit Expo & Governor Candidates Forum