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ACLU's Know Your Rights -
Protests & Demonstrations

Small (29KB) PDF file describing your rights to public free speech and what to avoid. For more visit their site at

Protest Toolkit: For Single-Payer Health Care

1.1MB PDF file created by the Chicago Single-Payer Action Network.

10 Reasons To Oppose Water Privatization

120MB PDF file

Knoxville's Urban Agriculture Code

1.7MB PDF file


Next Green Party Meeting

At Barley's, Knoxville's Old City, July 13th, 6:30PM. Open to the public.

Morning Cafe @ Birdhouse

The Birdhouse Community Center, corner of 4th & Gill in Knoxville (big yellow house), has opened a donation-based morning cafe where you can get fresh baked goods, coffee, tea, cocoa. There is wi-fi, an interesting library to browse, and good conversation from the folks who are hosting. The hours are 10am-1pm, Monday through Friday.

Permaculture Guild

The Knoxville Permaculture Guild is planning an event at Hope Central in Parkridge on July 2 at 4pm. Kickstand will be there to fix kids' bikes!

Democratic Socialists (DSA) Meeting

Next meeting of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) will be on Monday July 6 from 5:30-7:00 pm at the Bearden Public Library.

- Nashville-

26-28 June Fri-Sun. US Social Forum in Jackson, MS

27 June Sat. Pride Day Festival.

4 July, Sat 11am to ?. Peace, Love & Unity in the Community. Festival at Hadley Park. Free music, entertainment, education, food & drinks (while they last) & much more. More Info.

6 July Mon 11:45am to 1pm. Protest against cruelty to chickens. Join the Mercy For Animals in a demonstration outside the Gordon Food Service store, 317 Bluebird Dr, across from Rivergate Mall. More info.

9 July Thurs 6pm. Mayoral Candidates Forum on Disability Issues. Bridges's Multipurpose Room, 935 Edgehill Avenue. Moderated by Wendy Tucker. Please RSVP no later than July 6 as light refreshments will be served. Individuals not in need of accessible parking may park at the church next door.

11 July Sat 10am to noon. FREEDOM SUMMER. Auditorium, first floor, downtown public library. Join us for a conversation with Dr. Bernard Lafayette and Dr. C.T. Vivian on how the ideas and practices from the summer of 1964 still echo today. Selected excerpts from the award winning film "Freedom Summer" by Stanley Nelson will also be a part of the conversation. The film is "a look back at the summer of 1964, when more than 700 student activists took segregated Mississippi by storm, registering voters, creating freedom schools and establishing the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party." More info.

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Field Coordinator for East TN
Jacqui Sadlo

Voting Precinct Coordinator for Davidson County (24-1)
Beth Dachowski

For the Memphis Area:
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"“In this land of plenty (and excess), there is no justification for leaving any person without food, shelter, or medical care. The Command is to love one another; it's unconditional, no excuses, no exceptions. Those who miss ( or choose to ignore) that message will always be "at war" with someone about something.”