This & That ~ Apr 16, 2012



Apr 17 – TAX DAY events

· Noon at Federal Courthouse, called by Occupy Erie

· 4PM Giant Eagle/Valu King 1338 East Grandview Blvd, Erie PA called by UFCW Demand corporations pay their fair share of taxes

Apr 17 – Deep Water Horizon 6 p.m. Mercyhurst Old Main, room 207, graduate student Patrick Zapolski discusses the BP oil and gas disaster. Free. 824-3829.

Apr 17 – Julian Assange TV program premieres on RT and online.

Apr. 18: “Bag It,” SUNY Fredonia 10 p.m. in Jewett, tells the story of Jeb Berrier and his elimination of plastics completely. He then goes out to explore this global issue of plastic consumption and how it affects us. free and open to the general public Info: Sherri Mason at [email protected] or 716.673-3292

Apr 18 – Meeting to address local event for We Are Woman March On Washington 1505 State Street , 2nd floor; Wednesday, April 18th at 5:30 Organized by Occupy Erie info 460-3568

Apr 18 – CANCELLED! “Inside Job” Occupy Erie film

Apr 18 – Urban Forest Film Festival Pittsburgh

Apr 19 – Democratic State Senate (49th District) Candidates Debate 8PM on WQLN TV (repeats on WQLN-FM 4/21 at 7am & 4/22 3pm) Moderated by Kim Young.

Apr 20 – Lunch with Occupy Erie 11:30am until 1:30pm at 1505 State 2nd floor Occupy Erie is serving a free bag lunch to everyone! Stop by and say hi!

Apr 20- Day of Silence - Student-led national event that brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools.

Apr 20 – “How to Achieve Sustainability in Housing” Learn about the basics of Sustainability, LEED certification for your home or business, view a working residential wind turbine, find out about grant opportunities, and more. . Cost: $10, registration preferred. Phone: 814-451-7021 Blasco Library Hirt Auditorium. For more info visit

Apr 21 CARE: Earth Day at Dockside Located within Conneaut Lake Park next to the Beach Club. Live music, food and drink specials, raffles and games, activities for kids and more! To benefit Geneva Marsh Legal Defense Fund, Crawford Area Residents for the Environment (CARE), and Erie Peace and Justice Center in their efforts to stop the tire-burning plant..Click here to download the flyer.

Apr 21 Erie Reading Council Celebrates Earth Day Hands on nature activities and science experiments Chinese Auction. Free. Phone: 814-899-5248. 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. TREC 301 Peninsula Drive .

Apr 21-22 - Stop Drone War Crimes weekend in Syracuse , New York . Hospitality available. Please call WNY Peace Center (716) 332-3904 for more info, carpooling from Buffalo , etc. website

Apr 22 - Earth Fest Cleveland “Celebrate the year of local and sustainable food”

Apr 22 – Wild & Scenic Film Festival Bradford PA for a family day of hikes, food, raffle (see prizes below), and 9 great films (see screening schedule below)! Free to the public, however donations will be gratefully accepted at the door to cover event costs! Bromeley Family Theater, U of Pitt Bradford. Hike 9AM, Doors open for films 12:30PM. Info Allegheny Defense Project

Apr 23 “From Silent Spring to Empowered Citizens: The Legacies of Love Canal.” Lecture with Lois Gibbs Mercyhurst University in Taylor Little Theatre at 7 p.m. Gibbs is best known for having led the fight in the late 1970s for environmental justice in the toxic-laden community of Love Canal, N.Y. Her lecture, which is free and open to the public, is called The university's Green Team and Evelyn Lincoln Institute for Ethics & Society are sponsors. Info: 824-3829.

Apr 24 – Frontline: Money, Power and Wall Street WQLN Time not listed. “4 hours, over two nights, beginning April 24 on Frontline.”

Apr 24 Children exposed to violence is subject of Mercyhurst panel Mercyhurst University 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Mercy Heritage Room, Sullivan Hall.

Apr 24 – PA Primary

Apr 25 Film: “Living Downstream @ 2:15 pm and 7:15PM Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center. Based on the acclaimed book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., Living Downstream is an eloquent and cinematic documentary film. This poetic film follows Sandra as she travels across North America , working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links. $6 adults, $5 seniors/students, free for ‘Hurst students. Tickets can be purchased by calling 824-3000 or by visiting

Apr 25-28 Lily Tomlin in concert

Apr 25- Byham Theatre Pittsburgh

Apr 27 Struthers Library Theatre, 302 West 3rd Avenue, Warren, PA 16365-2334) 8 PM

Apr 28 – U of B Center for the Arts

Apr 28 - We Are Woman March Click for PA

Apr 28 – Occupy the Heart Street Festival Occupy Cleveland. Family fun with the community

Apr 28 – WQLN Gears for Beers Bicycle Tour 10 am. All proceeds benefit WQLN. Please visit WQLN's web site for more information and to sign up.

May 1 – May Day, stay tuned

May 1 - May Day CommUNITY Celebration 3 to 8 p.m. at College Park (100 Acre Woods) behind Jamestown Community College, Jamestown NY. A family-friendly celebration of our local community. Live music, food, games for the kids, information, and conversation. Free and open to all in the community who want a better, more resilient, and sustainable Jamestown, because this is our home. Sponsored by Occupy Jamestown.

May 10 – Benedictines for Peace Annual Speaker Series Chuck Pennacchio speaks Executive Director of HealthCare4AllPA 7pm Mercyhurst Prep Aud., 538 E Grandview


RAG BLOG’s Farewell to Dr Stephen Keister




· How Occupy Co-opted MoveOn 99% Spring and beyond: “"MoveOn needs some co-opting," says 99% Spring trainer David King, "because they got co-opted a few years back."

· Occupy the PA Primary

· License to Murder - Blasting the NRA for endorsing "civilian gun play," New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and civil rights leaders have launched a national grassroots campaign, Second Chance on Shoot First, aimed at states with ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws

· The Business of a Better World: Can a New Kind of Corporation Save Us and Our Economy?

· Lily Tomlin videos, wrapping this up with some fun:

Ernestine Calls Gore Vidal oldie but goody

Lily Tomlin: The Health Insurance Company, pt. 1 - HealthCare4ALLPA Lily’s ad for single payer.

Lily Tomlin on The Talk Talks about her brand of comedy, recent.