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Friday, 03 December 2010 20:43

Nominations for 2011 Officers and Delegates

The 2011 nominating committee (Bill Whitehead, Vicki Impoco, Susan Martin) has nominated three members to serve as officers for 2011 and 4 member delegates.

Monday, 02 November 2009 17:00

NORTH FLORIDA WATER SUPPLY FOR SOUTH?

Six years ago, Florida's business leaders came up with a plan to create a state water commission that could route water from sleepy North Florida to supply the booming development in South Florida. But their plan proved so controversial that Gov. Jeb Bush scuttled it.

Now it's back.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/water/plan-re-emerges-to-shift-water-resources-across-florida/1048261

(Thanks to Karen Ahlers, Putnam County Environmental Council)

Monday, 02 November 2009 17:00

FDR INTENDED TO ESTABLISH 2ND BILL OF RIGHTS

Bill Moyers Journal, Oct. 30, 2009, interview with James K. Galbraith. The last few minutes of the interview are copied here from the transcript. The combination of FDR's Bill of Rights and Galbraith's reaction below express very well what progressives would like to see the country become, and our conception of where we stand today. See the full transcript or watch the video at the links below; you'll find it's a few minutes well spent. -- Fred Markham

Saturday, 07 November 2009 18:47

DECEMBER 3rd HOLIDAY POTLUCK

Please bring a dish to share for a fun evening of pure enjoyment of progressive company at 7pm, Thurs. Dec. 3, at the Henegar Center, downtown Melbourne. This in lieu of regular First Thurs. Social+Program.

Monday, 02 November 2009 17:00

BOOKS NEEDED FOR FUTURE SALE

SCPA hopes to have a book sale some time after the holidays. Please start weeding out your book / CD / DVD collections and setting aside those items you could donate to an SCPA sale.

WANTED: CLEAN STORAGE SPACE for book sale materials for 3-4 months, if anyone can provide storage for us please let Bill Whitehead know at 321-727-8098 or let any SCPA Board member know at our monthly social (first Thursdays).

Monday, 02 November 2009 17:00

LAST CHANCE TO GET YOUR NOAH ADAMS TICKETS

Sat, Nov. 7, south Brevard's public radio station WFIT 89.5FM hosts an evening with Noah Adams, former co-host of the immensely popular National Public Radio (NPR) program, "All Things Considered." Noah will describe his experiences over 30 years with public radio. Before he speaks, attendees will enjoy live music with noted local composer, songwriter and pianist, John Ryan. A great evening available for just $15 to members if you get your tickets by 4pm Fri. Nov. 6. After that, the price goes up! Have a wonderful time and help your local public radio station.

MORE INFO: http://www.wfit.org/

by Dr. Stephen Blythe, family physician and author of *Uninsured in America -- A Survival Guide.* The USA is the only developed nation without guaranteed health care. More than 95,000 people are without health care insurance in Brevard County. Dr. Blythe is a strong advocate of single payer health care and maintains a website survival guide for those without health insurance: www.UninsuredinAmerica

LOCATION: Henegar Center, 625 E. New Haven Avenue, downtown Melbourne

FREE and open to the public. SCPA FIRST THURSDAYS, monthly Social+Program. Join fellow progressives for a casual fun-filled evening with refreshments and lots of good-natured banter, with updates from other friendly organizations.

 

Wednesday, 06 January 2010 16:17

eNews January 6, 2009

Jan. 7, 2010 Open Mic Nite!


Sunday, 19 April 2009 19:24

About SCPA

Statement of Founding Principles

The Space Coast Progressive Alliance advances progressive policies at the local, state and national level through support of political candidates, education on critical issues, coordination of activities among local and state progressive organizations, and providing internet resources. We are a grassroots organization of concerned citizens who strive for domestic and international policies beneficial to the well-being and self-determination of Americans and all peoples of the world, for protection of civil and personal liberties, and for progressive environmental, economic, labor, health care, social welfare, education, foreign, and defense policies.

Saturday, 12 December 2009 20:02

Documentaries Recommended by SCPA Members

These documentaries provide in depth information about important issues not normally provided in mainstream media or theatres. Most are available at Netflix, see: www.netflix.com. We honor the late Michele Langlais by leaving an asterisk on those films which Michele once recommended and provided to us. Those films must now also be obtained from NetFlix or other sources. Want to recommend a film? Please send information -- complete film title and a brief description -- to Shirley Jin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A Crude Awakening (world's dependency on oil), 2006, 1 hr. 23 min, Brave New Films
**Affluenza (consumerism), 1997, 63 min, Bullfrog Films
**America and the Holocaust, 1994, 90 min, Schanachie
America Betrayed (How government and big business bring ruin to America's infrastructure) 2008, 94 min, First Run Features
America: Freedom to Fascism, 2006, 105 min, Cinema Libre Studio
American Blackout (minority voters disenfranchised), 2006, 92 min, The Disinformation Company
An Inconvenient Truth (global warming), 2006, 96 min, Paramont Classics
An Unreasonable Man (Ralph Nader), 2006, 121 min, First Take (IFC)
Bowling for Columbine (firearms and the Columbine massacre), 2002, 119 min, United Artists Films
*Bush Family Fortunes: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy (Greg Palast on Bush and 2000 election) 2004, 61 min, Ryko
Bush's Brain (Karl Rove), 2004, 80 min, Tartan Films
Chrisholm 72: Unbossed and Unbought (The inspiring journey of Congresswoman Shirley Chrisholm, who vied for President in 1972), 2004, 76 min, Film Movement
*Control Room (Al Jazeera), 2004, 83 min, Magnolia Pictures
Distorted Morality (Noam Chomsky lecture on terrorism) 2002, 115 min, Epitaph
Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing, 2006, 93 min, The Weinstein Company
End of Suburbia, history and sustainability of suburban life, 2004, 90 min, Brave New Thearers
End of America, (presents evidence of our society's eroded liberty and compares it to the loss of liberty experienced in other countries as their governments tumbled into fascism),  2008, 74 Min,Indiepix Films (DVD available Jan 21, 2009)
*Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (downfall of powerful energy company) 2005, 110 min, Magnolia Pictures
Everything's Cool (The reality of global warming, its coming catestrophic effects including the end of civilization and the mission to get the world to care) 2007, 89min, City Lights Pictures
Fahrenheit 911 (Michael Moore on 9/11 terrorist attacks) 2004, 122min, Lionsgate Films
Flow: For Love of Water (examines the harsh realities behind the mounting water crisis. With water drying up around the world,  human lives are at stake.) 2008, 84 min, Oscilloscope Pictures
Gandhi, 1982, 3 hrs. 8min, Sony Pictures
Gitmo (The New Rules of War), 2005, 79 min, Red Envelope Entertainment
Giuliani Time, 2005, 118 min, Cinema Libre
Hacking Democracy (Electronic voting), 2006, 81 min, Docurama
How Progressives and Democrats Can Win: Solutions by George Lakoff, 25 min, Amazon
*Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train (lifelong commitment to social change) 2004, 78 min, First Run Features
In Debt We Trust (growing American debt burden) 2006. 98 min, Brave New Theaters
**Independent Intervention (mainstream media coverage of the war in Iraq and the need for independent media) 2006, 75 min, Bullfrog Films
*Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers, 2006, 75 min, Brave New Films
Jesus Camp (revivalist subculture) 2006, 84 min, Magnolia Films
Jimmy Carter: Man from Plains, (an intimate portrait of Jimmy Carter that explicates the former president's view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict) 2007, 120 min, Sony Pictures Classics
*Joyeux Noel (true story of Christmas during WW I) 2005, 116 min, Sony Pictures
**Lennon-Timeless Portrait, 2006, 74 min, Artemis Strategic
*Life and Debt, 2001, 86 min, New Yorker Films
King Corn (realities of modern farming) 2007, 88 min, Balcony Releasing
Manufacturing Consent (Noam Chomsky and the Media) 1993, 167 min, Zeitgeist Films
Maxed Out (staggering financial burden), 2006, 87 min, Trueworks
No End in Sight (decisions that led to the invasion of Iraq) 2007, 102 min, Magnolia
*Noam Chomsky – Distorted Reality: America’s War on Terroism, 2002, 115 min, Zeitgeist
*Noam Chomsky – Grand Imperial Strategy, 2006, 120 min, Music Video
Not For Ourselves Alone, (Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and the suffrage movement -- prodced by Ken Burns and Paul Black) 1999, 3 hrs and 30 min, PBS
One Bright Shining Moment (George McGovern's presidential bid in 1972), 2005, 125 min, First Run Features
Orwell Rolls in His Grave (government control of media) 2004, 103 min, Sag Harbor- Basement Pictures
*Outfoxed (Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism) 2004, 77 min, Cinema Theatrical
Promises (Israeli and Palestinian children meet) 2001, 106 min, Arab Film Distribution
Recount (A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the recounts in Florida) 2008, 116 min, HBO pictures
*Sicko, 2007, 120 min, Lionsgate Films
Sir! No Sir! (anti war activities of American GIs and other members of the military during the Vietnam era) 2005, 84 min, Balcony Releasing
Smothered (Smothers Brothers censorship struggles), 2002, 93 min, New Video Group
Speaking Freely Vol. 4, (Chalmers Johnson warns of the dangers of American imperialism) 2007, 52 min, Cinema Libre
*Stupidity (why humans increasingly choose to be stupid) 2003, 77 min, RYKO
Supersize Me, 2004, 98 min, Samuel Goldwin Films
Taxi to the Dark Side (Iraqi taxi driver tortured to death by Americans) 2007, 105 min, Think Films
The Big Buy: Tom Delay's Stolen Congress, 2006, 75 min, Brave New Films
The Body of War (war in Iraq as seen through the eyes of a courageous young hero who signed up for the military two days after Sept. 11, only to be sent to Iraq where a bullet shattered his life physically and emotionally) 2007,87 min, Phil Donahue Enterprise
*The Corporation (spectacular rise of corporations) 2004, 145 min,  Metrodome Distribution
The End Of Suburbia (declining oil and natural gas supplies and the dire consequences for America) 2004, 90 min, Green Planet Films
The Fog of War (Robert McNamara and the Vietnam war) 2003, 107 min, Sony Pictures Classics
The Great Debators (A chronicle of the rise of a debating team from a small black Texas college during the 1930s.), 2007, 124 min, The Weinstein Company
The Ground Truth (American soldiers share their experiences in Iraq and back home as they try to reassemble their lives), 2006, 78 min, Focus Features
The Take (Argentina's economic collapse in 2001) 2004, 87 minutes, First Run Features / Icarus
*The US vs John Lennon (antiwar), 2006, 96 min, Lionsgate
The War Tapes (video taken by American soldiers in Irag), 2006, 97 min, Sen Art/Scranton-Lacy Films
**The World According to Bush (French documentary), 2004, 98min,  Flach Pictures
The World According to Monsanto (A documentary produced in France that will never be shown in the US.) It can be seen on your computer at: http://wideeyecinema.com/?p=105
2008, 109 min
The Ground Truth (American soldiers share their experiences in Iraq and back home as they try to reassemble their lives), 2006, 78 min, Focus Features
This is What Democracy Looks Like, (WTO protest) 2000, 68 min, Koch Entertainment
Tibet:  Cry of the Snow Lion, (provides insight to the Buddist religion and powerfully chronicles the dark secrets of Tibet's recent past) 2003, 103 min, Roadshow
*Unconstitutional : War on Our Civil Liberties, 2004, 67 min, Cinema Libre
*Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War (US government's reasons for launching preemptive war) 2004, 56min, Disinformation
USA The Movie, 2006, see www.usathemovie.com, amazon
*Wal-Mart: The High Price of Low Cost, 2005, 95 min, Ryko
**War Is $ell (history, tactics and culture of war propaganda), 2007, 56 min, Progressive Media
War Made Easy (government's and media's history of deceiving the American People and leading us to war) 2007, 73min, Media Education Foundation
Who Killed the Electric Car?, 2006, 96 min, Sony Picture Classics
*Why We Fight (military industrial complex) 2005, 98 min, Sony Pictures Classics
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