Category Archives: April/May 2015

Film Screening: Lesbians, Gays Support Miners — April 13

Alachua County Labor Coalition and Pride Community Center are teaming up for a showing of the film “Pride.”

Join these groups Monday, April 13, at 7pm at the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida for the Labor Coalition’s monthly film series screening of this 2014 film about the 1984 UK Miners Strike and the unlikely allies who rallied to show their support for union workers.

The London chapter of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) decide to collect money to help the striking miners. While some Londoners support the efforts of LGSM, others spit at them as they try to collect money. LGSM members stand fast, with the knowledge that the only people the homophobic British press hates more than gay people are the miners.

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From the publisher: My Name is Joe, and I’m a News Junkie

by Joe courter

I will confess to being a news junkie. My drug of choice has particularly been National Public Radio, Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Diane Rehm, Fresh Air. The former two I go back decades with. The latter two not as long.

For the most part we got along great, but now, well, things are changing. Some of the change is me, but a lot is them. When we need depth, they’ve gone shallow. When things have gotten serious, they’ve gone frivolous. Maybe I am being too harsh, asking for too much, but dammit, they used to at least try. Now it is all “gee whiz, what will happen”… no history, no holding people and past administrations to account.

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City Election Run-Offs April 14

by Joe Courter

The Gainesville City Commission run-off election is April 14, and the Iguana strongly endorses Harvey Budd for the At-Large seat and Yvonne Hinson-Rawls for the District 1 seat. Please vote. Your vote is rendered even more powerful as the general population seems to be slacking in the civic responsibility of going to the polls. Early voting will run through Saturday, April 11, and can be done at the Millhopper branch library, downtown at the County Administration building, or the Cone library at 2841 E. University Ave. On election day, voting is at your designated polling place.

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April/May 2015 Gainesville

apr may 15 iguana cover copyThe April/May 2015 issue of the Gainesville Iguana is now available online, and it’s got lots of good stuff (city election endorsements, state legislative updates, news from UF Graduate Assistants United, updates on South Main Street, and more!). You can also pick the issue up at any of our distribution spots, which you can find here.