The GainesvilleIguana A progressive newsletter and events calendar November/December, 2018 Vol. 32, Issue 11/12 INSIDE ... Editors Picks ................. 2 From the Publisher . . . . . . 3 CMC Events ................. 11 Event Calendar . . . . . . 12-13 Directory . . . . . . . . 21-23 By James Thompson North central FL results not good See BROKEN, p. 8
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018, IGUANA PAGE 3 PAGE 2, IGUANA, NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 Subscribe!The Gainesville Iguana is Gainesville's progressive newsletter and events calendarIndividuals: $15 (or more if you can) Low/No income: What you can Groups: $20 Gainesville Iguana P .O. Box 14712 Gainesville, FL 32604 Comments, suggestions, contributions list your event or group, contact us at: (352) 378-5655 GainesvilleIguana@cox.net www .gainesvilleiguana.org facebook.com/gainesvilleiguana The Iguana has been published monthly or bimonthly by volunteers for over 30 years. Circulation for this issue is 4,500. Publisher: Joe Courter Editors Emeritus: Jenny Brown Mark Piotrowski Editorial Board: Pierce Butler Joe Courter Beth Grobman Jessica Newman Production work and assistance: Joye Barnes Linda Bassham Kaithleen Hernandez Jeremiah Tattersall Distribution: Joe Courter Kate Ellison Bill Gilbert Anita Sundaram Contact us if you can help with distribution in outlying areas. Authors and photographers have sole credit, responsibility for, and rights to their work. Cover drawing of iguana by Daryl Harrison. Printed on recycled paper From the publisher ...Suppressing Democracy Joe Courter D Trumps NLRB just quietly ruled to make union pickets illegal This ruling by Trumps labor board could mean far-reaching restrictions on one of labors most potent weapons. D Switzerlands experiment with addiction treatment Prescribed heroin cuts crime and saves lives. D These 14 Democrats are at core of what Bernie Sanders calls the Most progressive freshman class in modern US history The political establishment notwithstanding, the future belongs to progressives, said Sanders. DTwo labor related holiday parties Central Labor Council Holiday Party Alachua County Labor Coalition Holiday Party on D by Jesse Cosme, ACLC member Update from the Alachua County Labor Coalition D See SUPPRESSING, p. 6
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018, IGUANA PAGE 5 PAGE 4, IGUANA, NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, youth director for Earth Guardians, leads a rally in Boulder, Colo. By Umair Irfan This article was originally published by See more at https://www .vox. com/2018/11/2/18029146/climatechange-lawsuit-children-scotus-supremecourt-juliana. Update, November 8 Juliana v US for Juliana v US Juliana v US Vox Vox D D Hey, Readers!The Gainesville Iguana has opened a PayPal account, and were now accepting donations through our website at www .gainesvilleiguana.org. Go to our home page and click on the Donate with PayPal to support us via PayPal account or credit card. We thank you very much! A major climate change lawsuit is on hold. Again.
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018, IGUANA PAGE 7 PAGE 6, IGUANA, NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 Amy Goodman hosts Democracy Now!, a vital news hour of reporting and inter views that runs Monday through Friday All shows are archived for video and audio replay See more at www .democracynow org. On Nov 2, Amy interviewed Noam Chomsky Here is a excerpt from that show AMY GOODMAN: JOHN BOLTON: AMY GOODMAN: NOAM CHOMSKY: Noam Chomsky: Members of migrant caravan D by Melina Rayna D DFrom SUPPRESSING, p. 3 Protest against anti-LGBTQ conference, Nov. 30-Dec. 1
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018, IGUANA PAGE 9 PAGE 8, IGUANA, NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 Obituary from the Gainesville Sun In addition to Emily Browne, the past couple weeks saw the passing of two other crusaders for justice in our town, environmentalist Dwight Adams and Civil Rights activist Mildred Hill-Lubin. We acknowledge their contribution to our community and offer condolences to their friends and families. landscapes in oil. Emily Browne, activist, NOW president, RIP Alachua Countys No Pressure Realtor No buyer fees and listing commission is only 1.5% home!Sandy Malone, Realtor C. email@example.com James Thompson is the Vice Chair of the Alachua County Democratic Party and wishes to be explicit that his opinions and analysis are his own. They do not in any way represent D From BROKEN p. 1[The media can be] the greatest force for peace on the earth [for] it is how we come to understand each other .-Amy Goodman (Note: This ran in the before the election.) D
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018, IGUANA PAGE 11 PAGE 10, IGUANA, NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 Please support the CMC however you can: volunteering, memberships, donations, ideas, attendance at our events. Grassroots support keeps us going. Civic Media Center Events www.civicmediacenter.org firstname.lastname@example.org 352-373-0010 433 S. Main St., Gainesville 32601Park just to the south on SE 5th Ave, or after 7 pm at the courthouse (just north of 4th Ave), or GRU (2 blocks east of CMC). GREAT SHOWS BY: FRED SOWDER BILL PERRY H.R. GERTNER D.J. CRAMELA D.J. LUTRA DOUG CLIFFORD KEN STEARNS GARGS ALLARD PHIL SCHRADER (and others!)WE ARE GAINESVILLES COMMUNITY RADIO STATIONCELEBRATING 10 YEARS ON THE AIR! INDIE AND OLDER ROCK, ELECTRONIC, PUNK, AMERICANA, JAZZ, etc. MORNINGS 9-11, AFTERNOONS 2-4, EVENINGS AFTER 6THOM HARTMANN 7 AM DEMOCRACY NOW! AMY GOODMAN 8 AM, 1 PM MSICA EN ESPAOL VICTOR PEREZ 11AM-1PM JAZZVILLE ROBBIE STEVENS FRI 6-8 PM SAT 8-10 AM SUN 8-NOONFULL SCHEDULE AT WGOT.ORG VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! By Fred Sowder, WGOT Station Manager WGOT seeks help to resume streaming worldwide If you missed it, Amy Goodmans speech at the Civic Media Centers 25th Anniversary celebration can be found here: goo.gl/S78wGD. D
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018, IGUANA PAGE 15 PAGE 14, IGUANA, NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 by Connie Caldwell A day in the life of a poll worker: Mid-term election November 6, 2018 D If you dont like whos in there, Vote em out Thats what Election Day is all about The biggest gun weve got Is called the ballot boxWillie Nelson D From RECAP p. 24
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018, IGUANA PAGE 17 PAGE 16, IGUANA, NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 by Joe Courter D Civic Media CenterNews from the Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! speaks at the CMCs 25th anniversary celebration on Oct. 19. Democracy Now! is one of the leading U.S.-based independent daily news broadcasts in the world and is broadcast on NPR, PBS, Gainesville. Photos courtesy of Connor Hayes and Ian Maikisch/lvltotheroom.com the real work beginsAmidst the backdrop of white nationalist violence linked to the presidency of Donald Trump, the 2018 midterm representing the countrys diversity more than ever beforebyAmy Goodman, Denis Moynihan/Common Dreams concede. D
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018, IGUANA PAGE 19 PAGE 18, IGUANA, NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 Checks and balances Gainesvilles Department of Doingby Lee Malis and Gainesville Neighbors United A strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP) is a lawsuit that is intended to censor intimidate and silence critics by burdening them with the cost of a legal defense until they abandon their criticism or opposition. Such lawsuits have been made illegal in many jurisdictions on the grounds that they impede freedom of speech .The plaintiffs goals are accomplished if the defendant succumbs to fear, intimidation, mounting legal costs or simple exhaustion and abandons the criticism (From Wikipedia.) D Gainesville, Citizen Centered, People Empowered or Gainesvile, Citizen Censored, Developer Empowered?
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018, IGUANA PAGE 21 PAGE 20, IGUANA, NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 Iguana Directory Readers: If there is inaccurate information here, please let us know If you are connected to an organization listed here, please check and update so others can be accurately informed. Alachua Conservation Trust, Inc. Alachua County Green Party Alachua County Labor Coalition Alachua County Organization for Rural Needs (ACORN) Clinic American Civil Liberties Union Amnesty International Avian Research and Conservation Institute (ARCI) Central Florida Democratic Socialists of America Citizens Climate Lobby Civic Media Center Continued on next page Subscribe $30/year A destination game store and parlor4401 NW 25th Pl., Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32605 (access from NW 43rd St) 352-378-PLAY (7529) Find us online at gainesvilletabletop.com and Facebook DRIVE THRU & CALL-INS407 NW 13th St. 9am-10pm Breakfast til 11, 11:30 weekends 5011 NW 34th St. 11am-10pm History and the people who make it Iguanaby Carole Mosley P roposed phosphate mining update: Gearing up for legal battles ahead D www.artwalkgainesville.comGALLERY TOUR BEGINS AT 7 PM Iguana
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018, IGUANA PAGE 23 PAGE 22, IGUANA, NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 Continued from preceding pageThe Coalition for Racial Justice The Coalition of Hispanics Integrating Spanish Speakers through Advocacy and Service (CHISPAS) Code Pink: Women for Peace The Community Weatherization Coalition is Conservation Burial, Inc. Conservation Trust for Florida, Inc. Democratic Party of Alachua County Divest Gainesville Divest UF Edible Plant Project Families Against Mandatory Minimums Final Friends The Fine Print Florida School of Traditional Midwifery A Florida Defenders of the Environment Gainesville Area AIDS Project Gainesville Citizens for Alternatives to Death Penalty Gainesville Interfaith Alliance for Immigrant Justice (IAIJ) Gainesville NOW Gainesville Peer Respite Gainesville Roller Rebels Graduate Assistants United Grow Radio Humanist Society of Gainesville Humanists on Campus Indivisible Gainesville* Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee Industrial Workers of the World League of Women Voters of Alachua County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Madres Sin Fronteras MindFreedom North Florida Move to Amend, Gainesville National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare National Lawyers Guild National Womens Liberation NCF AWIS Occupy Gainesville Our Revolution North-Central Florida, inspired Our Santa Fe River and Ichetucknee Alliance PFLAG (Parents and Families of Lesbians and Gays) Planned Parenthood Clinic Pride Community Center of North Central Florida Protect Gainesville Citizens Group Putnam County Florida Democratic Party, Quaker Meetinghouse Repurpose Project River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding Rural Womens Health Project Samuel Proctor Oral History Program Say Yes to Second Chances Florida is Sierra Club Sister City Program of Gainesville Stand By Our Plan Student/Farmworker Alliance Students for Justice in Palestine Sunday Assembly UF College Democrats (UFCD) UF Pride Student Union United Faculty of Florida, UF chapter United Nations Association, Gainesville Florida Chapter United Way Information and Referral Veterans for Peace WGOT-LP 100.1 FM Womens March Gainesville World Socialist Party of the United States Zine Committee D
PAGE 24, IGUANA, NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 Established 1986The Gainesville IguanaGainesville's progressive newsletter and events calendarSubscribe! Individuals: $15 a year (or more if you can) Low/No income: what you can Groups: $20 a year Articles from current and past issues since 1996, and PDFs of print issues since 2012 are available at www .gainesvilleiguana.org (352) 378-5655 GainesvilleIguana@cox.net www .gainesvilleiguana.org facebook.com/gainesvilleiguana To list your event or group, contact us at: Gainesville Iguana P.O. Box 14712 Gainesville, FL 32604 National Election RoundupThis article was originally published by Labor Notes on November 9. See more at labornotes.org. Continued on p. 15