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Shands makes a deal with
enemy of health care reform
Hospital closing will benefit
promoter of cash-register
As part of closing Shands at AGH,
Shands has made a deal with Solantic,
a private, for-profit corporation, to open
an urgent care center in Ayers Medical
Plaza (720 SW 2nd Ave.) right across
the street from what is now a busy
hospital but in October is slated to
become an empty hulk.
Shands claims it has capacity to handle
the extra emergency room cases at its
Shands at UFfacilities onArcher Road.
When asked if Shands at UF had the
ability to handle the approximately
700 births at AGH every year, Shands
Continued page 2...
"May Day! Cuts are sinking public education" was the message of a march
in Gainesville May I in support of public schools and against cuts that would
further strangle the education system. Coalition SOS (UFcoalitionSOS@
gmail.com) organized the rally with students, parents & the teachers union.
More on Richard Scott .... 3
Doctors arrested ......... 5
Workers take boss hostage 8
Group directory. ...... 0-11
Calendar ........... 12-13
IWW organizing update .. 14
Employee Free Choice ... 15
Birth ................. 17
Drones sent to kill....... 18
Memorial mile .......... 21
Who are the pirates? ..... 22.
Jacksonville May 17
Unionists are planning a rally
outside the conference of an
employer association called the
Council for a Union Free Work
Environment on Sunday, May
17. The Jacksonville conference
will discuss ways to prevent the
Employee Free Choice Act from
passing. Employee Free Choice
would make it much easierfor
workers to form a union. For more
on the rally, see page 14.
Solantic...continued from page 1
CEO Tim Golfarb told the Gainesville
Sun "There is capacity, but it will be
About 17,000 of the 73,000 emergency
room cases AGH and Shands at UF
see annually could be cared for in
an urgent care center, Goldfarb told
the Gainesville Sun. But there are
already several urgent care centers
in Gainesville, including one run by
Solantic at NW 39th Ave. near 43rd
St. Emergency room patients have
already decided they need to go to an
ER. So it is unclear whether Goldfarb
expects these patients to self-diagnose
and sort themselves out, or whether
Shands will be sending the new influx
of emergency room patients to the new
urgent care center.
Assuming those patients can afford it,
that is. After negotiations with Shands,
Solantic agreed to take Medicaid
patients (big of them, considering they
can bill the government, which is easier
to deal with than private insurance),
but all others must pay up front for
services or provide proof of insurance
coverage. As Goldfarb told the Sun
in a May 9 article, Solantic "Is used
to true retail business," and "in fact
they post charges right on the wall of
the waiting area." Because as we all
know, if you've smashed a finger, it's
nice to know what it'll cost you to have
it set, that way while you're waiting
you can decide whether you really
need it or not.
Adding insult to injury, the chair
of the Solantic chain is Richard L.
Scott, the disgraced former CEO
of Columbia/HCA. Under Scott's
leadership, Columbia/HCA bought up
so many hospitals it became the largest
hospital chain in the U.S. Alsounderhis
leadership, Columbia/HCA was found
guilty of the largest Medicare fraud in
history and fined $1.7 billion dollars.
Scott was not charged criminally, but
the board of directors relieved him of his
duties after the fiasco was revealed.
It would perhaps be enough to give us
pause that Scott oversaw Columbia/
HCA while it was defrauding the
government and that his new company
is now benefiting from hospital closures
like Shands' closure ofAGH. But Scott
is also a major opponent of health care
reform, and has ponied up $5 million
to launch a group, Conservatives for
Patients Rights, which promotes for-
profit medicine and maligns national
health care systems in which health
care is regarded as a right. The group
denounces any attempts to pass health
care reform from the Obama plan to
more thorough plans like HR 676.
(Check out CPR's website at www.
And see p. 3 for more on Scott.)
Running a chain of urgent care centers
in this economic climate can't be
easy. Health care is expensive and a
lot of people are losing their jobs and
insurance and can't afford it. Others
have insurance that won't pay, or carry
high deductibles. Around 17 percent
of us have no insurance at all. So an
urgent care center might have quite
a few customers (uh, patients) who
But as it turns out, Solantic might
consider providing care to these people,
as long as it can get its hands on some
public money. The money it has its eye
on in Gainesville is that collected by
Alachua County's CHOICES to provide
some coverage those who work but
can't afford insurance.
So Richard Scott, enemy of health care
reform, wants money that came from
Alachua County's small CHOICES
health care reform effort, to ensure
profits at this private urgent care center.
All the while he's spending profits from
his medical enterprises to denounce
any expansion of the public safety
net, and trying to make people think
national health insurance would be a
Yes, that might seem contradictory.
But the real reason characters like
Scott attack anything provided in the
public sector is that every time a public
program is starved or destroyed it
opens up opportunities for the private
sector to suck more money out of our
wallets. The less. we have guaranteed
in the public sector the more we will
be forced to purchase in the private
sector, and the more profits Scott and
his ilk can extract from us. The fact
that some number of people will not
be able to access health care at all just
serves as a threat to everyone else to
keep working harder in a never-ending
race to buy health security. But health
care security could be a birthright, as
it is in many other countries.
Shands currently has an average 5
hour wait in the emergency room.
One reason is that a lot of people can't
access care any other way. Another is
that emergency room staff are spread
thin and overworked. The Richard
Scotts of the world benefit from our
overburdened system when patients
show up at his urgent care centers,
trying to avoid these long waits.
Solantic claims it's saving people money
because they can get care cheaper at an
urgent care center than they can at an
emergency room. That may be true
for particular minor injuries, but as
hospitals close and minor injury clinics
are substituted, we will pay a much
greater price as the community loses
the beds and facilities necessary for
coping with real emergencies.
UnlikeAGH, Solantic has nomandateto
provide care if you can't pay, so it can be
'profitable' by cherrypicking 'profitable'
customers w ith easy, lucrative problems
and leave the 'inefficient' public sector
to provide care to the 'unprofitable,' the
uninsured and the serious, complicated
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Shands andAlachua County should tell
Richard Scott and his for-profit clinic
to take a hike. Instead of subsidizing
his profits, we should continue to spend
our limited public money to support
already-existing entities, for example
the Health Department and the Shands
Eastside clinic. That way we won't
be subsidizing Solantic's profits, and
we won't be paying to have lies about
health care reform shoved down our
throats by its chairman.
As for Shands' closure of AGH,
Goldfarb told a meeting of theAlachua
County.Medical Society that Shands
spends $116 million in "charity" care a
year, according to Dr. Caroline Rains,
head of the ACMS. So that makes the
$12 million that Shands estimates it
loses every year from AGH seem like
a small slice of the overall pie.
Everyone (except perhaps Richard
Scott) agrees that the problem is not that
we don't have enough people who need
medical care, the problem is too few
paying customers, a problem that could
be solved if the U.S. adopted a national
health insurance system like most
other industrialized countries. That
way the 30% of each health care dollar
currently diverted to private insurance
companies' profit, paperwork and
bureaucracy could go to health care and
health care providers. Instead of losing
hospitals (where care is provided) we'd
see insurance company offices (where
care is denied) closing up.
Goldfarb didn't show up on May 5 for
a long-planned public meeting of the
County Commission to discuss the
closing of the hospital. His absence
angered county commissioners, who
had been expecting to have a dialog.
In a private meeting with Gainesville
Sun editors on May 8 he said "the barn
door is closed as far as the hospital is
Thanks to Jack Price for alerting us
to this story.
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Days of Action on health
care May 28th and 30th
The Alachua County Labor Party will join
thousands of "single-payer" health care
advocates in a nationwide week of action
supporting HR 676-Improved Medicare
for All. Supporters of a National Health
Insurance system will gatherall around the
country to say, "Healthcare, YES; Insurance
HR 676 differs from Obama's plan and other
proposed plans by creating a single public
system where everyone is automatically
covered, without paperwork, subsidies
you have to apply for, proofs of eligibility,
insurance premium bills, or requirements
that you purchase coverage from a
private insurance company. It also has no
deductibles, no co-pays, no exclusions
and doesn't depend on your employment
status, marriage status or age. In the
words of Quentin Young of Physicians for
a National Health Plan, "Everybody's in,
The Labor Party's Ann Murray says, "This
is a crucial moment for health care reform
-please join us show your support for
single-payer health care and HR 676."
Thursday May 28th: Protest outside Blue
Cross Blue Shield on NW 39th Ave. from
4:30 to 6 pm.
Saturday May30th: Showingof 'Frontline:
Sick Around the World' at the Civic Media
Center (433 S. Main St.) at6pmanda report
on the state of the struggle for health care for
all. Join us for pizza and refreshments. For
more information call the Alachua County
Labor Party office at 375-2832.
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II h1 if ti iii iti'i hcccuraite phohe ntime ts 378-365A.
Acrosslowln tRepmWtay ThEift OGrdsirtoti,
cross-cultural theater at 619 S. Main St. (Baird
Ctr). Info: 375-1321; www.acrosstown.org.
Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless
and Hungry Meets 3rd Wednesdays, St Francis
House, 9 am; www.acchh.org, 378-0460.
Alachua County Labor Party Just Health Care
committee works on universal health care; P.O.
Box 12051, Gainesville 32602; 375-2832.
Alachua County NAACP Meels 4th Thurdiays,
1105 NW 5th Ave. Info: Michael Bowie, 392-
9196, ext. 21.
AU-Africa. b heoo's Revoltiomary Party Pan
African socialist party w working for African libera-
tion worldwide. 352-514-7364 email poorvida@
Code Pink: Women for Peace Women-led
grassroots peace & social justice movement uti-
lizing creative protest, non-violent direct action,
and community involvement; contact jacque@
Communist Party USA, Marxist-Leninist party
of the working class founded 1919. Florida
District P.O. Box 7664, St. Petersburg, FL 33734
SCommunity Coalition Against War & Terror-
iCr Gainesville's umbrella peace group. Meets
at Wilhelmina Johnson Center, 321 NW 10th St.
6 pm on the 4th Thursday of each month. 377-
Conservation Trust for Florida, Inc. A non-
profit land trust working to protect Florida's
rural landscapes, wildlife corridors, and natural
areas. P.O. Box 134, Micanopy, FL 32667, 352-
American C htie UnioA ACLU defends
Bill of Rg NIi'oile b iublid i3rd CopyNight Gainesville Monthly social meetup
Wednesday, 7 pm, SFCC Do% niow n boiardroom, for people interested in copyright reform. All
Info: 338-7727; PO Box 1534, Gainesville 32602. ages. Artists, lawyers, technologists especially
Amnesty InternationalGa. ea Ul. .l hapi.iD-f -
worldwide human ri gi 0- 'elV iflesbtanCr Wo king of l iues of. ';'
firstname.lastname@example.org. prisons & prisoner rights; www.criticalresis-
tance.or or call 338-1140. P.O. Box 13761.
Animal Activists of Alachna Raising awareness
of animal exploitation semi-monthly meetings;
Asian Student Union Umbrella organization
including Chinese, Filipino, Korean & Vietnamese
student groups; contact 392-1665 x 325
Black Student Ufl i' Organliation of Africah-:
American students at UF 392-1665, ext 321
Books for Prisoners Meets Mondays. 7 pm, at
Books, Inc;O O B6X 12I64,Gainc. ile 32602;
373-71102. ".~. ..'' : *,. .* . .
Bridges Across Borders Fla-based international
collaboration of activists, artists, students &
educators supporting cultural diversity & global
Campus Am. Civil Liberties Union Defends
personal freedoms & civil rightesinfo: caclu@
Campus Counterpoise Collective-based club
dedicated to alternative media & perspectives;
info: elisabetheubankslj~fillo td6dl .
Central Labor Council of N. Central Florida
Representing the working people of afhlihaed
unions in 13 Fla coundti s. tfo: 352-372-6888. .
Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syn-
drome Support Network 352-281-8244.
Civic Media Center Reading room & library of
the non-corporate press, 433 S. Main St.: 2-8 pm,
Mon-Th., 2-6 Fri & Sat. Info: 373-0010; www.
Cultural Arts Coalition Promoting educational
and cultural activities in Gainesville's African-
American community for over 15 years. Contact
Nkwanda Jah, 372-0216.
Democratic Party Center of Alachua County
Open 12-3; M-Th. and 12-6 Friday at 901 NW
8th Ave., Suite A-3 (blue door) 373-1730.
The Dignity Project Inc. Non-profit that
prot ides the economically disadvantaged with
! veltides arid computers. Low cost vehicles
available for purchase also. 371-6792.
Drinking Liberally social networking group
for moderate and left-leaning individuals.
Promoting Democracy One Pint at a Time 4th
Wednesday at Brophy's Irish Pub 7-9pm. www.
Edible Plant Project Local collective to create
a revolution through edible and food-producing
plants. www.edibleplantproject.org 665-2094.
Equality is Gainesville's Business formed t
fight anti-LGBT Charter Amd. on March ballot.
:.Florida Coalition for Peace & Justice State-
wide organization; PO Box 336, Gahatni. FL
32042; fcpj.org; 352-468-3295.
Florida Defenders of the Environment
Restore the Ocklawaha and preserve Florida's
other natural resources: 378-8465. www.flade-
Florida Free Culture UF student group promot-
ing cultural participation, public interest intellec-
tual property policy. http://uf.freeculture.org
Florida Military Families Speak Out Speaking
out against the war in Iraq. 352-379-2710. P.O.
Box 142271, Gainesville, 32614 www.mfso.org
Fla School of Traditional Midwifery Clearing-
house for information, activities & educational
programs. Info: 338-0766.
Food Not Bombs Direct action group to redis-
tribute food to hungry. Food prep. Saturday
12-2pm, serves food at 2:30, downtown plaza
Frontrunners Active group for gays, lesbians
& friends; meet for run/walk Sundays &
Wednesday (call for time), Thomas Center. Info:
Gainesville Area AIDS Project Dedicated to
funding social events for people infected and
affected by HIV/AIDS; events, drop-in center:
Gainesville Citizens for Alternatives to the
Death Penalty Meets 1st Tuesday of month at
St. Augustine's Hurley House, 6 pm; info: 378-
1690, PO Box 13024, Gainesville 32604.
Gainesville Community Alliance Socially
oriented group for gays, lesbians, bis & friends.
Jnfo: 373-3557; www.gcaonline.org.
Gainesville-Cuba Friendship Network Local
group opposing embargo & promoting normal-
ized relations with Cuba; info: 386-418-3791.
Gainesville International Dance Party
Dance to a different beat! Every Friday night,
from 8 11 PM, at 308 W. University. http://
www.gifd.org/ or 359 2903. Learn dances from
around the world. Instruction at all levels; for all
ages. $5; $3 for students.
Gainesville Women's Liberation The first
women's liberation group in the South, formed in
1968. Teaches radical feminist ideas and theory
through consciousness-raisings, speakouts,
actions, community classes, the Redstockings
Women's Liberation Archives for Action, and
the Judith Brown Endowment Scholarship. (352)
Gator Freethought an atheist, agnostic &
freethinking student association. http://www.
Gator Gay-Straight Alliance Anti-discrimina-
tion organization at www.gatorgsa.org.
Gator NAACP To inform youth on problems
affecting blacks & minorities, and develop
intelligent & militant youth leadership: naacp@
Gay Switchboard Referral line Mon-Fri. 3-7
pm, Saturday 12-4 pm. Info: 377-8915.
Graduate Assistants United Represents all LIF
grad assistants. Fighting for improved working
conditions, community involvement, and aca-
demic freedom. 238 Norman Hall, 392-0274.
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Green Party Meeting times & places vary.386-
Greening UF Advocating campus sustainability
through waste reduction & recycling; 273-1174;
Habitat for Humanity Building low-income
homes in Alachua County; Sat. work days. Info:
Harvest of Hope Foundation Distributes emer-
gency and educational financial aid to migrant
farmworkers and their families across the country.
Philip Kellerman, 352-372-1312 or
Hemlock Society Local chapter of right-to-die
organization; info: 373-9732.
Human Rights Awareness on Campus wolf7@
Human Rights Council of N.C. Fla Not-for-
profit educational organization dedicated to
fighting bigotry & anti-gay propaganda. Info:
Humanist Society of Gainesville Monthly
discussion group on variety of topics. Info: 373-
Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) Local
union currently organizing grocery and restaurant
workers. GainesvillelWW@riseup.net. Contact
Joe at 352-246-2240.
Interweave Gay/les/bi & allies educational &
support group, based at Unitarian Fellowship.
Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) In
Gainesville area contact: email@example.com
Gator Linux Users Meets to support "open
software," a free alternative to proprietary appli-
cations imposed by the Microsoft monopoly. Visit
www.gatorlug.org, or call 373-0023.
Mahogany Revue Regional black newspaper:
"Mama Raga" Lesbian identified newsletter at
PO Box 141674. G'ville, FL 32614. mama_raga_
firstname.lastname@example.org or www.mamaraga.com.
Matagalpa Sister City Project Info: Robin.
MindFreedom North Florida Human rights
group for psychiatric survivors and mental health
consumers. Info 352-328-2511
Nakba 48 Advocacy group for Palestinian
National Lawyers Guild Dedicated to basic and
progressive change in the structure of our political
and economic system. The Guild works locally.
nationally and internationally as a political and
social force in the service of the people. Meets
first Thursdays of the month. 6:30-7:30 p.m. at
UF Law School. Info: 514-2955.
www.nlg.org nlggainesville@ gmail.com
National Organization for Women
Campus NOW: email email@example.com
Gainesville Area NOW: for meeting info.
contact Lori at 380-9934.
Judy Levy NOW: for meeting info, contact
Laura Bresko 332-2528.
NORML UF www.norml.com
North Florida Friends of Progressive Radio
Promotes listening to progressive radio shows
for news, political commentary, call-in talk
shows, blogging and entertainment. In North
Florida, tune in to "America Left" on XM Sat-
ellite channel 167. Also: "Sirius Left" on Sirius
Satellite channel 146. Most shows also can
be heard online. Details: airamericafriends@
North Florida Homeschoolers Association
Pax Christi Local chapter of national Catholic
peace & justice movement; supports local
Catholic Worker House. 271-6941
Peace Alliance. Advocating the principles of
non-violence through education and conflict
resolution in the community and nationally.
Campaining for a U.S. Department of Peace.
Planned Parenthood Clinic
Full service medical clinic for reproductive
and sexual health care needs. Now offering
free HIV and free pregnancy testing daily from
9-1 lam and 1-4pm. 914 NW 13th Street 352-
Pride Community Center of North Central
Florida at 3131 NW 13th St, ste 62. Resources
for the gay/lesbian community, open M-F, 3-7,
Rural Women's Health Project Local health
education organization developing materials
for migrant & rural women on health. AIDS &
empowerment. Info: 372-1095.
Sierra Club Meets first Thursdays, 7:30 pm
at UF Entomology & Nematology Building,
Room 1035. Info: 371-1991.
Solar City meets Thursdays at noon at Books,
Inc. to discuss alternative energy.
Stonewall Democrats educating our fellow
Democrats about issues important to the GLBT
community. Meets 2nd Thursdays 5:45 pm at
the Alachua County Democratic Party Center
(901 NW 8 Ave., Suite A-3) http://stonewall-
Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)
meet Mondays at 6:00 pm at Civic Media Cen-
Students Making Trade Fair uffairtrade@
Students Organizing for Justice & Action
Student led coalition at UF supporting goals
& practice of affirmative action: listserv at
Sustainable Alachua County For more info,
UF Pride Student Union A group of gay,
lesbian, bi and straight students & non-students,
faculty and staff. Info: 392-1665, ext. 310; 310
E JWRU, Gainesville FL 32611; http://sg.ufl.
United Nations Association Info: 378-1560.
United Way 2-1-1 is an information & refer-
ral service that links people with questions to
resources with answers. To give or get help call
2-1-1 or 332-4636. www.unitedwayncfl.org
Vegetarian Events A non-profit educational
organization in Alachua County. Info: 386-454-
Veg-4-Life Vegan Potluck. First Saturdays, 6
p.m. at the Unitarian Fellowship. Info: 375-7207.
Veterans for Peace Meet monthly. Info: 375-
2563 or PO Box 142562, Gvl, FL 32614; www.
Virgil Hawkins Pre-Law Society whiterozl4@
Volunteers for International Student Affairs
(VISA) Umbrella organization of international
students & ethnic minorities at UF 392-1665
Vox: Voices for Planned Parenthood Local
chapter dedicated to educating the community
about threats to reproductive & sexual rights and
freedom. firstname.lastname@example.org; www.ufvpx.org
WGOT 94.7 LP-FM Community low-power sta-
tion operating as part of the Civic Media Center.
Email: email@example.com or www.wgot.org
Dins-in or Takeout
Best Chinese Food in Town
Lunch Specials $5 wisoda
M-Th.: 11 am- 10:30pm
Fri, Sat.: 11am- llpm
Sunday: noon 10:30pm
421 NW 13th St.
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-- Jacksonville's public radio station has
Radio NPR talk during the day it's located
at 89.9 on the FM dial.
Notes: (Weekday schedule: 10 am-12: Diane
S \ \Rehm (interview & call-in); noon-1
Hey, west pm: Terry Gross, Fresh Air;
G'ville 2-4 pm: Talk of the Nation.
WGOT Terry Gross's Fresh Air repeats at 7 pm.
low-power FM Check out This American Life, Saturdays
on the air 2 pm, Sundays 1 pm (repeat); reception
tune in at 94.7 \ better towards east side of town.
(and set your car WUFT-FM (89.1) now broadcasts Fresh
radio, too) see Air, noon, Mon-Fri; also Alternative
schedule, pg 20: /Radio now airs at 6:30 pm on Mondays.
12Mkt on N 441 by Hwy
Patrol Tues/ Thurs/Sat, 8 am-
Alachua Cpunty Comm.
meets 2nd & 4th Tues, 9 am:
citizens comment, 9:30 am.
Anti-war sign-holding 2nd &
4th Tues, Univ. & 13th, 4:30-
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17 Tulpan (Kazakstan, 2008)
is Hipp film, runs 15th-
Rally in Jacksonville see pg 1.
Gandhi Study Group, 3rd Sun-
days at Holy Trinity Episcopal
Church, 100 NE 1st St, 3-5 pm.
Roller Derby at County Fair-
grounds, 6 pm: Go RollerRebels!
24 Shall We Kiss? (France,
2007) is Hipp film, runs
Doug Clifford Sundays, 9-10
am; WSKY-97.3's one hour of
lefty talk per week
Monthly Blues Jam at 1982,
919 W. Univ. Ave, 7 pm.
31 One Day You'll Under-
Sstand (France, 2008) is
Hipp film, runs 29th-4th.
Fingers touring queer cabaret/
performance art troupe performs
at Civic Media Ctr, 8 pm, $5.
1 Alt. Radio: Michael Eric Dy-
J son, "Dr. King & the American
Dream" WUFT-FM, 6:30 pm.
Who Killed the Electric Car? is CMC
documentary, 8 pm.
25 Alt. Radio: Manning Marable,
"Malcolm X, By Any Means
Necessary": WUFT-FM, 6:30 pm.
The Abortion Diaries: film at CMC,
8 pm; co-sponsored by G'ville Area
Nat'l Organization for Women.
une 1 Fla Free Speech
JuIie LForum: Ron Cun-
ningham on '09 Fla legislature,
WUFT-FM, 6:30 pm.
Standard Operating Procedure
(Filmmaker Errol Morris's take on
interrogations & torture) is CMC
film. 8 pm, 433 S. Main St.
1 9 Anti-war sign-holdin
1 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at
Univ. Ave & 13th St, 4:30-
School Board meets Ist &
3'rd Tuesdays, 7 pm.
26 Alachua County
Comm., 9:30 am.
Anti-war sign-holding, 34th
& Archer, 4:30-6:30 pm.
Alachua County Labor
Party meets: 6:30 pm, 618
NW 13th Ave: info, 375-2832.
No Idea acoustic showcase at
CMC, Tuesdays, 8 pm.
2 Anti-war sign-holding
I st & 3rd Tues, 34th St &
Archer Rd, 4:30-6:30 pm.
School Board meets, 7 pm,
620 E. Univ. Ave.
No Idea acoustic showcase at
CMC with Charity & Mystery
Books, 9 pm-midnight.
13 in HIV t(
St, 9 am-noon, V
Ctr, 1107 NW 6tl
1st & 3rd Thurs:
every Wed, Dtow
Wednesday, 8 pi
Open Mike Mus
4 th Wedr
Brophy's Pub. 60
cial Movements i
at Civic Media Cti
ing social at Ti An
Poetry Untitled, I
6:30 pm k
Veterans for Peac
call 375-2563 for 1
Wag the Dog at C'
7 Everlasting Moments (Swe- Alt. Radio: Howard Zinn Anti-war sign-holding Democrati
den, 2008) is Hipp film, runs D"Against Discouragement": 2nd & 4th Tucs, Univ & Comm. m
5th-llth. WUFI-FM 6:30 pm. 13th, 4:30-6:30 pm. Count) Commiss
Humanists meet. SFC Downtown, No Idea acoustic showcase at "Postcards fron
room DA 131,7 pm. CMC with Grabass Charles- Revolution" pi
FULL MOON Milk is CMC film, 8 pm. tons & Coffee Project. 8 pm. CMC, 7-8:30 p
14 Tokyo Sonata (Japan, 1 Alt. Radio: Vandana Shiva. Alachua County t CM: Foies YI
1 2008) is Hipp film, runs 5 "Food Justice", WUFT-FM. 1 Comm.. 9:30 am.
12th-18th. 6:30 pm. Anti-war sign-holding 34th 17 WMYGi
Birth matinee performance at When'the Mountains Tremble, St & Archer, 4:30-6:30 pm. 1 imented,
Thomas Ctr, 2 pm. CMC, 8 pm. School Board meets, 7 pm. pro ocativ e film
Steve Earle at Fla Theater in Jax. Chuck Ragan. Comm Grnds, 10 pm. Enablers. Fab Family. CM(C.dission enco
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22 AR: WUFF-FM, 6:30 pin.
tRethinking Afghanistan &
History of Oil at CMC.
3 Council on Diversit -
2 903 W. t university Ave,
3 pm: info- 273-1759.
Tin), Mountain & Todd
Rockhill at ('MC. 9 pm.
& others at CM(
21 The Great Buck Howard
S(USA, 2008) is Hipp film.
29 Alt. Radio: Fatima Bhutto, WLUFI-FM, 6:30 pm.
\.^ Persevolis Gvl Area NOW & CMC film, 8 pm.
,sting at Planned
:,914 NW 13th
/eds; & at Pride
1 St, 4-7 pm on
n Plaza, 4-7 pm.
Ice, Books Inc,
ic Nights on
m & Terry's.
p, 7-9 pm at
SW 2nd St.
Threats & So-
1 by Steve Perz
0o, 6-8 pm.
: meets. 7 pm:
AC, 8 pm.
*ts, 7 pm,
n mtg room.
e Gotta See
lacket, 9 pm.
4 Solar City meets at Books
1 1 Inc, noon on Thursdays.
CMC Volunteers meet every
Thursday, 5:30 pm.
Free University most Thursdays,
7-9 pm, Civic Media Center, 433
S. Main St; info:
Global Justice for Flower Wok-
ers presentation & panel discus-
sion at Civic Media Ctr, 7:30 pm.
Open Poetry at CMC every
Thursday, 9:30 pm.
2'1 CMC Volunteers meet,
21 5:30 pm.
Open Poetry every Thursday at
CMC, 9:30 pm: Gvl's longest-
running poetry jam, open to all;
informal & welcoming to both
readers & listeners.
2 Q Protest Outside Blue
O Cross/Blue Shield, 4:30-
6 pm, sponsored by AC Labor
G'ville Area NOW meets, 6:30
pm, Pride Center.
Open Poetry at CMC, 9:30 pm.
"Walden: The Ballad of Tho-
reau" WUFT-FM. 10 pm.
4 CMC Volunteers meet,
Sierra Club gen'l meeting, topic
TBA, at UF Entomology Bldg
1035, 7:30 pm.
Photo Atlas, Frantic, Shut Up
& Dance, & Tragedy Hero at
O )en Poetry at CMC, 9:30 )m.
1 CMC Volunteers meet,
Birth live ensemble perform-
ance at Thomas'Ctr, I Ifh & 12th.
6:30 pm, $15 ($10 for students).
Open Poetry at CMC, 9:30 pm.
18 CMC Volunteers, 5:30 pm.
Steely Dan at St. Augustine Am-
phitheater (great concert venue.
by the way).
Open Poetry at CMC, 9:30 pm.
enter. Ma- G'ville Area NOW meets,
rah Carter, 6:30 pm, Pride ('enter.
m. $5. Kronos Quartet. "Awakening",
e Wild One WUFT -FM. 8 pm.
,MC, 8 prm.
SBooks for Prisoners book-
S packing parties Fridays at
Wayward Council. 807 W. University
Ave), 6-9 pm; for info, call 870-4006.
Downtown (Bo Diddley) Plaza Mu-
sic every Friday, 8 pm, free: this
Ted Bowman, Terrazzo Four, Log-
gerhead Shrike, & Delicate Clap-
pers in concert at Civic Media Ctr:
early show, 8 pm, $5-10 sliding scale.
22 Florida Folk Festival in White
Springs, all weekend.
New Minstrel Revue at Bo Diddley
Plaza, 8 pm, free.
Go to bed early so you can volunteer
for setting up Veterans for Peace Me-
morial Day tombstone display along
NW 8th Ave (east of 34th St) at 4 am;
call 375-2563 for more info.
Critical Mass Bike Ride, 5 pm
2.9 from LF Plaza of Americas.
Art Walk Downtown every last Fri-
day: many galleries participate.
High School Students' Photo Show
includes entertainment & music at
Civic Media Ctr. 7:30 pm.
G'ville Community Jazz Band at Bo
Diddley Plaza, 8 pm, free.
5Wild Words at Wild Iris Books,
every 1st & 3rd Frida), open
mike poetry & some music. 8 pm.
Bo Diddley Plaza Official Naming
Ceremony featuring music from his
band and friends. 8 pm..
SSir Charles Atkins Blues
S Band at Bo Diddle) Plaza. 8
1 lDe Lions ofJ.ah at Bo Diddley
19 Plaza, 8 pm, free.
IGUANA Deadline for.Iuly-
Aug issue is July 3rd: call 378-
5655 \ ith events. advertise-
ments, group updates & in'o.
6 Art Walk downtown e cer) last
SF-riday, starting 7 pm.
Black Violin at Bo Diddles Pla/.a.
free, 8 pin.
1 Food Not Bombs food prep,.
1 noon-2 pm; serving Wednes-
days, 7 pm; Saturdays, 3:30 pm; info:
23 Vets for Peace Memorial Day
Tombstone display along NW
8th Ave see pg 21. Staffing volun-
teers needed all weekend: 375-2563.
"Responsibility to Protect Pre-
venting Mass Atrocities" WUFI-
FM 12 noon.
HomeVan benefit concert at The
Atlantic: great bands all: just go! $6.
,3 Industrial Workers of the
JU World Organizer Training
session at Civic Media Ctr, 9 am-5
pm; $20 requested but no one turned
Alachua County Labor Party
shows Frontline documentary, Sick
Around the World, 6-8 pm, Civic
Media Ctr, 433 S. Main St.
6 Veg 4 Life 1st Saturday potluck,
6:30 pm at Unitarian Universal-
ist Fellowship, 4225 NW 34th St:
Farm to Family Music: live music
in a country setting, 4 pm till late;
camping available: 386-462-5479 or
Making Eyes, Sarcastica at CMC.
for info on live music in G'ville.
n2 Ars Phoenix, Oh Sanders,
U Gvl Liberation Orchestra,
& Laserhead at The Atlantic.
Women's Dance Party at Wild Iris
Books, 8 pm-midnight.
2"7 Execution Vigil at Fla State
7 Prison: info & carpool, 332-
Darren Deicide, Jared Thomas
Lord, & Kiiks at CMC, 9 pm, $5.
IWW organizing report: Wards Supermarket
Gainesville Industrial Workers of the
Much has happened since our last
update. Our fight for a union at
Ward's is officially over. The Ward's
strategy of using their anti-union
lawyer to turn their workforce
into two opposing camps worked.
Their campaign of spreading
disinformation, gossip, and outright
lies, combined with the use of
threats, intimidation and violations
of Federal Labor Law successfully
created a work environment of fear,
mistrust and hostility.
Natural Foods employees filed a
petition with the National Labor
Relations Board to form a union
for their department, but the Board
handed down a ruling deferring
to historical precedent, which
traditionally only allows meat
cutters the right to have their
own departmental union within a
grocery store. The Board declined to
investigate whether Natural Foods
employees might have a case because
their work constitutes a distinct skill
set. The process of appealing this
decision would take years, which is
time we did not have, considering
the deteriorated conditions within the
Subsequently, we withdrew our
petition for union representation at
the store. At the same time, we filed
five counts of Unfair Labor Practice
charges against Wards, which they
have since admitted guilt to in a
Labor Board imposed settlement.
We all learned a lot, and are proud
of everything we stood for. And at
the very least, the Wards now know
beyond any doubt that their workers
don't all happily accept their policies
at the store. We have the deepest
gratitude to everyone that called in
to the store to voice their support for
the union, donated money or proudly
wore our pro-union buttons while
they shopped. We thank all of you for
the help you've given us. It has been
truly inspiring to see the support of
the community in our efforts to stand
up for respect and dignity at work.
Now, based on our personal
experiences in dealing with the
disgusting practices of their union
busting lawyer (and further research
into the multi-million dollar industry
of professional union busting), we've
discovered a soon approaching
conference of an employer
association called the Council for
a Union Free Work Environment,
which directly aids these union
busters. Composed of some of the
most vicious anti-union companies
in the country (like Wal-Mart), this
association is meeting on May 17th
in Jacksonville, Florida to discuss
ways to prevent the Employee Free
Choice Act from being passed into
law. The EFCA would have made
our efforts at Wards a hundred
times easier (by speeding up the
representation process, as well as
providing real penalties for the
Wards when they broke the law) and
we want to fight for it. We support
EFCA being passed into law, and we
want to mobilize to show our support
for the bill, and at the same time
expose this conference of anti-union
executives for what they really are:
thugs who have been waging a war
on working people by fighting our
unions and lowering our work and
If you are interested in joining us in
our rally for workers rights on May
17th, please let us know as soon as
Rally in Jacksonville
Sunday, May 17th
Carpool from Gainesville:
Gather before 11 a.m. at the
Civic Media Center, 433 S.
Meet in Jacksonville: 1 p.m. at
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experience on the mother is almost
considered to be beside the point.
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relate their own birth stories to paint
a vivid, fascinating and sometimes
alarming picture of how low-risk,
educated mothers are giving birth in
The play will be presented in Gaines-
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work for mothers. Brody founded the
BOLD movement in 2006 with the
goal of increasing awareness about
the crisis in childbirth for low-risk
women and raising money for orga-
nizations that promote woman-cen-
Organizers have chosen to dedicate
this year's production to the Shands
at AGH Maternal/Child Services unit
for their 75 years of dedicated service
to Gainesville's mothers and babies.
Shands will be closing the hospital
of the play will include talkback
sessions with childbirth and wom-
en's health professionals; a BOLD
Red Tent event, a safe space where
women can share their own birth sto-
ries or their reactions to the play; and
a Birth Fair featuring local woman-
and child-friendly businesses. Live
music by local artists, food, spirits
and a silent auction will round out
Proceeds from the production will
benefit the International Cesarean
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of Traditional Midwifery (FSTM;
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Every week on Thursdays: Volunteer meeting at 5:30pm, Free University at
7pm, and the Poetry Jam at 9:30 pm
Lots going on at the CMC. The new space is doing more films and music to take
advantage of the new digs. Come park in our parking lot and check us out.
Thursday 5/14 Global Justice for Flower workers presentation 7:30pm
Thursday 5/14 Poetry Jam 9:30pm this and every Thursday
Friday 5/15 Live Music with Terrazzo Four, Ted Bowman & friends 8pm
Monday 5/18 Film "Who Killed the Electric Car" 8pm
Monday 5/25 Film "The Abortion Diaries" co-sponsored by NOW 8pm
Tuesday 5/26 Live Music with Paul Baribeau, Samantha & Kyle 9pm
Wednesday 5/27 Presentation on Enviro. Threats in Amazon 8pm
Thursday 5/28 Film "You Are Not Frank Sinatra" 7:30pm ...Poetry follows
Friday 5/29 High School photo show/party, with music and entertainment
Saturday 5/30 IWW Organizer training 9-5 pm
Saturday 5/30 Labor Party film and discussion 6-8 pm
Sunday 5/31 IWW training continues I0-4pm
Sunday 5/31 "Fingers" touring Gay Cabaret 8pm
Monday 6/1 Film "Standard Operating Procedure" 8pm
Tuesday 6/2 Live Music Charity, Mystery Books 8pm
Wednesday 6/3 Movies you Gotta See: "Wag the Dog" 8pm
Saturday 6/6 Live music with Making Eyes, Sarcastica, Douglas Sheilds 9pm
Monday 6/8 Film "Milk" with Sean Penn 8pm
Tuesday 6/9 Live Music w/ acoustic Grabass Charlestons, Coffee Project 9pm
Wednesday 6/10 WMYGS," Full Metal Jacket" 9pm
Friday 6/12 Live Music with Morningbell and others 9pm
Monday 6/15 Film "When The Mountain Trembles" 8pm
Tuesday 6/16 Live Music with The Enablers, The Fab Family 9pm
Wednesday 6/17 WMYGS "Cecil B. Demented" 8pm
Friday 6/19 Live Music "This is my Mess" 9pm
Monday 6/22 Films "Rethinking Afghanistan" & "The History of Oil" 8pm
Tuesday 6/23 Live Music Tiny Mountain,Todd Rockhill 9pm
Weds 6/24 Live Music w/ Nathan Carpenter, Making Eyes, Sarah Carter 9pm
Friday 6/26 Downtown ArtWatk CMC'll be doing something 7pm
Saturday 6/27 Live Music Darren Deicide, Jared Thomas Lord, Kiiks 9pm
Monday 6/29 Film "Persepolis" co-sponsored by NOW 8pm
Wednesday 7/1 WMYGS "TheWild One" 8pm
The Civic Media Center is now located at
433 S. Main Street.
Parking just to the south at SE 5th Ave (see sign) or at the court-
house just north of 4th Ave after 7pm. Check our website for
details or new events which may have been scheduled after this
went to press
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May 2nd and to raise money for the Clearwater, a sloop and environmental
project Seeger started to clean up the Hudson and connect people with the
river. Performers included Bernice Johnson Reagon, Bruce Springsteen,
Joan Baez and Michael Franti. Springsteen commented, "You outlasted the
bastards." For the special edition of Democracy NOW! on the event, go
to http://www.democracvynow.org/2009/5/4/legendarvfolk singer activ-
ist_pete_seeger Here, Seeger sings on Nagasaki Day, 2007, outside the
United Nations iu New York.
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