March 2005

"The Take" a film by Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein will be shown at the Hippodrome Cinema on Monday, April 4th at 7 and 9 p.m. In the wake of Argentina's spectacular economic collapse in 2001, Latin America's most prosperous workers find themselves in a ghost town of abandoned factories and mass unemployment. In suburban Buenos Aires, thirty unemployed auto-parts workers walk into their idle factory, roll out sleeping mats, and refuse to leave. All they want is to re-start the silent machines. But this simple act--the take--has the power to turn the globalization debate on its head. Tickets are $3-10 sliding scale.

Social Security isn't the Crisis--Health Care is the Crisis! Friday, March 25, 6:30-8:30. Pizza and socializing at 6 p.m. Location: IBEW Local 1205 Union Hall, 2510 NW 6th St.
Saving Social Security and winning universal health care is the topic of the next Alachua County Labor Party meeting where they'll take a closer look at the so-called "crisis" facing Social Security and the proposals to "fix" this model program. They'll also talk about how the struggle to keep from ruining Social Security relates to the struggle to win Just Health Care. For more information call 375-2832. Free and open to the public.

Civic Media Center events for March
Friday, March 11th: Screening of Immokalee: From Slavery to Freedom in solidarity with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Student Farmworker Alliance's march and convergence on the Yum! Brand headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky.7:00 PM
Saturday, March 12th: It's All Good- Documentary about "America's New War Strikes Back," a Gainesville-produced play performed in 2002. 8:00 PM
Tuesday, March 15th: Reefer Madness- Screening of 1936 propaganda film about the evils of marijuana use, followed by discussion of film. 7:00 PM
Wednesday, March 16th: Michael Collins - special St.Patrick's Day screening of film about the life of Irish Revolutionary and leader of the IRA. 7:00 PM
Friday, March 18th: Civic Media Center benefit show. Dasi, Emperor X, Gainesville Liberation Orchestra. Doors at 8:00, Show at 9:00.Sliding scale of $3-5.
Tuesday, March 22nd: Oil on Ice - documentary about the Bush administration's plan on drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. 7:00 PM
NEW! Every Thursday: Philosophy Lecture Series @ 7:00 PM, before Poetry Jam
Every Wednesday: Showing The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Every Thursday: Volunteer meeting, 5:30 PM
The People's Lounge Wish List--the CMC's newest addition, the People's Lounge, will be a designated reading and study area, suited for intellectual stimulation, and serving excellent Fair Trade coffee. But, we need some stuff first. Donations are greatly appreciated: Area Rugs (approximately 5 to 6 feet in diameter) . Staple gun . Small corner table . Comfortable Arm Chairs (clean, please) . Potted plants . Coffee Grinder . New Push Broom . Industrial Vacuum

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