Category Archives: May-June 2011

The Truth About Abortion: Women Speak Out

On April 8, Gainesville Women’s Liberation, a chapter of National Women’s Liberation, and members of the community education class, “Women’s Liberation: Where Do I Fit In?”, organized a speakout on abortion. Continue reading

Access Denied: Higher education under attack for poor and middle class students

Access to higher education for all people, regardless of economic background, is a fundamental principle of fairness. Changes to scholarship/grants on the federal and state levels, Continue reading

Palestinian Delegation to Visit Gainesville, May 18-25

For many years Gainesville has been involved with a unique three-way Sister City program (Gainesville-Kfar Saba-Qalqilia – the latter are towns in Israel and the Palestinian National Authority, respectively). Continue reading

Three Years and Counting: WGOT 94.7 FM Still Going Strong

WGOT 94.7 Low Power FM (LP FM) is happy to have been serving the Gainesville community through quality alternative program for over three years. Continue reading

Second Annual Peace Poetry Contest for Alachua County Schools

Every day we are bombarded with gruesome details about the unjust wars our country wages in Iraq and Afghanistan. We hear stories about rising death tolls, both American and civilian, and cases of torture in American prisons. Continue reading

Alternative Radio Gets the Axe from WUFT

David Barsamian’s Alternative Radio (AR) has been a regular presence on WUFT-FM for more than 20 years, but not any more. The writing was kinda on the wall, as it had been in the far-from-prime spot of Saturday night at 11pm for the last few months. Continue reading

Mirage and Reality in the Arab Spring

This story was originally published on Al Jazeera’s website on April 22.

Reading the chronicle of the violence and death that have blanketed the western Libyan port city of Misurata during the last week, I couldn’t help thinking of a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1967 classic, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?

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From Prosperity to Austerity: Dialing Down Our Expectations

In the middle of the 1982 recession, with the worst unemployment since the Depression, Ronald Reagan gravely looked into the camera and told us that prosperity was right around the corner. Continue reading

The Fight Continues: Ending the Meal Limit in Downtown Gainesville

For the last several months, the 130-meal limit on St. Francis House (SFH) has been a contentious issue in the press, in the elections and in the Gainesville community. The most active advocate for the repeal of the meal limit, the Coalition to End the Meal Limit NOW, has been consistently struggling to bring an end to this unjust ordinance.

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History and the People Who Make It: Hollis Watkins

This is the second in a continuing series of excerpts from transcripts in the collection of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida.

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FBI Targets Anti-war, Labor Activists

An interview with Tom Burke, a Michigan activist subpoenaed to appear before a Grand Jury for his solidarity work in Colombia and also labor organizing.

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The Reality of War: Memorial Mile, May 28-30

2011 will be the fifth year of the Veterans for Peace Memorial Day project known as Memorial Mile. The display consists of tombstones bearing the name, date of death, age, rank and hometown of the American service men and women who have died due to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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