KFAI is experimenting with a ONE WEEK  Pledge Drive--but, we STILL need your help to reach our goal!!! If you've been informed about an issue, discovered a new artist, been inspired to get involved in your community--MAKE A PLEDGE TO KFAI. Consider that if 1,000 people each made a $20 pledge--that's $20,000! Pledge during CATALYST, FRI.OCT.5, 9am-10am by calling (612)375-9030 or here on the CATALYST page at

Today's extended Pledge Drive edition brings you more Catalyst classics to preview upcoming programs:ELECTION 2012: Granny D (aka Doris Haddock) who walked aross Ameica for campaign finance reform at age 90! followed up by a run for the US Senate 2006. EDUCATION: Mumia Abu-Jamal, Pennsylvania political prisoner  & lifelong journalist on the deeper implications of illiteracy. POETRY by Robert Farid Karimi, the unique storyteller/chef who's creating community, consciousness with nutrious food (and will be doing so again in his new event series "28 DAYS OF GOOD FOOD" oCTOBER 2012)

For eleven years, the US has waged war on Afghanistan---and the American people see little of this war's impact. Twin Cities member of VETERANS FOR PEACE, Steve Clemons visited Afghanistan last spring. He shares what he saw and experienced, as both national and local protests of the war are planned for OCT. 7th AND oct. 11TH. (see EVENT info below).

More from ATINA DIFFLEY, co-farmer of GARDENS OF EAGEN with ehr new mempir TURN HERE SWEET CORN--which you can get when you pledge to KFAI during Catalyst! Call:(612)375-9030.

EVENTS: Say NO to Endless War:  Eleven Year Anniversary of the War on Afghanistan
Sunday, October 7th - 1:00 PM Gather along the sidewalks at Hennepin and Lagoon Avenues in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis. 1:30 PM March. Closing rally location at Loring Park.

  • End the War in Afghanistan  NOW!
  • Bring the Troops Home
  • No New Wars in Iran, Syria, Pakistan, Yemen
  • Say NO to the drone war
  • Foreclose the war, not people’s homes
  • Money for housing & jobs, not the Pentagon
  • Stop attacks on civil liberties at home

Despite claims that the U.S. is winding down the war in Afghanistan, tens of thousands of U.S. troops will stay there through 2014. The U.S. has plans to keep thousands of U.S. troops, contractors, CIA operatives, air power (including drones), there until 2024. Across the U.S., protests, vigils and other events will be held to mark eleven years of the U.S. war in Afghanistan with a call for an nd to the war. Initiated by the Minnesota Peace Action Coalition. Endorsed by the Anti-War Committee.  For more information: 612-522-1861 or 612-827-5364.

Send a message to Congress:  No More Wars!
Thursday, October 11th @ 4:30 PM in front of Senator Klobuchar's office, 1200 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis
The week of the 11th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan join in front of Senator Klobuchar's office to say:

  • Money for Human Needs Not War!
  • Troops Home from Afghanistan Now!
  • No Wars with Syria or Iran!

Organized by the Anti-War Committee.  Endorsed by the Committee to Stop FBI Repression, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Military Families Speak Out, MN Immigrant Rights Action Committee, MN Peace Action Coalition, Socialist Action, U of M Students for a Democratic Society, Welfare Rights Committee, & Women Against Military Madness.