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Tuesday, 31 January 2012 22:00

FIRST THURSDAY: Facebook + Twitter

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ACTION!

BREVARD COMMISSIONERS TO CONSIDER WEAKER WETLANDS POLICIES

5pm Thurs. Feb. 2, Brevard County Commission Chambers, Viera Gov't. Center

ACTION: Attend commission meeting and/or contact commissioners. Citizen input required to maintain wetlands protection in Brevard County, as County Commissioners consider drastic changes to Comp Plan Wetlands Policies. Full info here:

http://www.spacecoastprogressivealliance.org/joomla/the-environment/1341-brevard-commissioners-to-consider-wetlands

(Thanks to Turtle Coast Sierra Club)

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FIRST THURSDAY: FACEBOOK + TWITTER + YOU

6:30pm Feb. 2, Henegar Center in downtown Melbourne.

Great chance to ramp up on Facebook + Twitter -- and the SCPA website, too! 'How-to' and Q&A. Bring your laptop with Brighthouse account password for free WiFi access. Moderate connection fee if no Brighthouse account. Presentation by Ray Myers and Betsy Lassiter.

FIRST THURSDAYS are hosted monthly by the Space Coast Progressive Alliance. Super programs, great people, networking, petitions and announcements from YOUR good cause or group. Free and open to the public.

See Calendar or click here

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WHAT IS A CRA or 'COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY'…

…and how does it work? Candidate Joe Pishgar walks us through it, in easy-to-comprehend language. A qwik must-read for every citizen, including those confused about the North Brevard Economic Zone -- this explains it all very clearly.

http://www.joepishgar.com/index.php/component/content/article/7-campaignnews/18-how-does-a-cra-work

(Thanks to Joe Pishgar)

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FL LEGISLATURE HAS SEVEN ANTI-ABORTION / REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS BILLS

Vicki Impoco: Religious anti-choice zealots in the Florida Legislature have already filed seven anti-abortion/reproductive rights bills for the 2012 session. HB 1151 sponsored by State Rep. Charles Van Zant, R-Palatka -- an ordained Baptist minister -- essentially outlaws all abortions in Florida. 77% of anti-abortion leaders are men -- none of whom will ever get pregnant.

http://www.spacecoastprogressivealliance.org/joomla/womens-issues/1338-we-wont-go-back

(Thanks to Vicki Impoco)

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FLORIDA TODAY SHUTS DOWN 'OPINION MATTERS' CITIZEN BLOGGERS

Vicki Impoco gives brief update on the Gannett newspaper changes -- and initiates Opinion Still Matters blog on SCPA website.

http://www.spacecoastprogressivealliance.org/joomla/opinion-still-matters/1344-opinion-still-matters

(Thanks to Vicki Impoco)

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OCCUPY MOVEMENT IS CHALLENGING THE SYSTEM

Mireille Moya: The founders of our nation, having overthrown the tyranny of a monarchy, had the foresight to design a representative democratic system that could be challenged by the people whose rights it was meant to protect. This right is currently being thoroughly tested by the Occupy movement. One Occupy group is The 99% Declaration Working Group...

http://www.spacecoastprogressivealliance.org/joomla/occupy/1340-challenging-the-system-the-99-declaration

(Thanks to Mireille Moya)

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'NOT DISAPPOINTED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA' BY JAKE LAMAR

Lamar's quietly stated, dignified and reasonable discourse makes for powerful commentary, at a time when so much contemporary dialog is shouted distortions and absurdities. Jake Lamar is an African-American author living in France. This video is evidently an excerpt of a October 2011 presentation in France. Share this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJLvtVIk3R8&;feature=youtu.be

(Thanks to Kathy Lees and Barbara Kurtz)

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10 TO 1: COLBERT OUTDRAWS ROMNEY

Ken Previti: When a comedian running for the United States of South Carolina outdraws the number one Republican candidate by 10 to 1, the weakness of the system and the party becomes evident for the world to see.

http://www.spacecoastprogressivealliance.org/joomla/component/content/article/10-presidential-campaign-/1342-10-to-1-colbert-outdraws-romney

(Thanks to Ken Previti)

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ON THE PROGRESSIVE COMMUNITY CALENDAR

SCPA First Thursday: Social Media Facebook + Twitter, Melbourne
Occupy Melbourne Sign Waving, Peace Corner, Melbourne
DFA Progressive Congress, Cocoa
Occupy Space Coast Sign Waving, 520 ag Courtenay, Merritt Island
Brevard Atheist Monthly Meetup, First Sundays, Melbourne
Business Pathways to Sustainable Future, Florida Tech, Melbourne
John Alvarez fundraiser, Palm Bay

Note: The Calendar is undergoing upgrade, will soon be full participating strength!

http://spacecoastprogressivealliance.org/joomla/calendar

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SCPA WEBSITE
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FACEBOOK -- 346 people like this, and growing...
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TWITTER -- 2,033 Tweets, 263 following, 240 followers, and growing…
http://twitter.com/#!/SCPA_Florida

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