Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Our Friend Liam From DC

Is raising money for 

Our Local Hero Dane Powell

On January 20th thousands of protesters from across the country descended upon Washington D.C. to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump. Several hundred of these protesters participated in an anti-fascist anti-capitalist march that resulted in the arrests of over 230 people. Dane was one of them. On july 7th he was sent to prison and could face decades there. more

Florida Trump Supporters

What Stogie Had For Lunch


Shawarma 
with Lentil soup
At Petra Restaurant in Tampa
Eat Local

Boycott Wendy's Picket in Orlando!

8.6 - 2 PM
2201 E Colonial Dr, Orlando

Dane & J20 Solidarity In Tampa

7.28 - 8 PM
6420 N Central Ave, Tampa

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Left Can Win In The South

Bernie Sanders may be the most popular politician in the country today, but his defeat across the South should have been a wake-up call for the left. Future candidates must learn from his missteps if they’re serious about winning.
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“You’re not gonna win people over in the South with a tweet or a Facebook post. It’s getting out there and pressing the flesh and listening to people’s hopes and dreams…. we have to work and have stronger efforts to not just say people need decent wages or a decent place to live, but good wages and a good place to live.” Our Revolution’s newly appointed president, Nina Turner, a former state senator from Ohio and 
a prominent Sanders surrogate.

MPO Public Meeting "TampaBayNext" and "The Boulevard"

8.1 - 9 AM
Hillsborough County, Florida Government

Ybor City Chickens

Next Generation
Ybor City, Florida

1.5 Million Floridians Could Lose Their Health Coverage

The healthcare replacement bill that Senate Republicans are intent on pushing toward a vote this week, despite being declared dead a few days ago for lack of support within their own party, would mean the loss of health coverage for almost 1.5 million Floridians. here

The Democratic Environmental Caucus of Florida - Tampa Chapter

Join them here

Monday, July 24, 2017

Florida 's Culture Of Corruption: Charter-Schools

Richard Corcoran

Manny Diaz
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Legislators who profit from the charter-school industry in private life and have been actively involved in pushing — and successfully passing — legislation to fund for-profit private schools at the expense of public education. here

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Cajun Wings
At Gator Dockside in Temple Terrace
Eat Local!

Ybor City Before I-275 Destroyed Tampa's Urban Core

St. Pete Rally for Racial Justice & Reparations

7.25 - 6:30 PM
Williams Park
Hosted by Jesse Nevel for Mayor of St. Petersburg

Help Bring "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power" To Tampa

To determine how widely to release the film, Paramount Pictures has scheduled "An Inconvenient Sequel" to open in *limited release* on Friday, July 28The more tickets that are sold on opening weekend, the more cities and towns will be able to see the film once it is widely released in the weeks that follow. 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Domino Table in Ybor City

Ybor City Stogie: CORPORATE FREE Uncompromised Blog

CORPORATE FREE
Uncompromised Blog
Since 2003
To help?

Tampa FNB August Gathering

8.7 - 8:30 PM
Seminole Heights Community Acupuncture

Project Up-Start In Miami

The homeless education program serving 
all of Miami Dade County Public Schools.
Visit them here - Like them on Facebook

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Bistec en Cazuela
With Black Beans, Rice and Yuca
At Food Town Meat Market in Tampa
Eat Local!

Tampa Bay Redneck Revolt

Meet and Great
8.4 - 10:30 AM
Eagle Lake Park - Largo

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Challenge Plant City Police

Demand justice for Jesus Cervantes who was executed by Plant City cops Gerald Baker and Derek Hartmann at the  BP Gas Station on Park Road. here
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Black Lives Matter, SURJ Tampa, Out and Loud Florida, Food Not Bombs Tampa, Answer SUNCOAST and the Restorative Justice Coalition, have crafted a set of demands. They have given PCPD until July 28th to respond to those demands.

Trump Pulls Health Law Help In Tampa, Miami And Orlando

Trump's administration has ended Affordable Care Act contracts that brought assistance into libraries, businesses and urban neighborhoods in 18 cities, meaning shoppers on the insurance exchanges will have fewer places to turn for help signing up for coverage. here

The MCM Attacking Venezuela

Legislation is being introduced in Congress that calls for regime change in Venezuela. The main instigators of this legislation are the political representatives of the right-wing Cuban-exile clique (MCM) in Florida, especially Marco Rubio, Mario Diaz-Balart, and Ileana Ros Lehtenin, all Florida Republicans. They are joined by Florida Dems Bill Nelson and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. here
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Community Workshop: Fight for Freedom Florida

August 12 -12 PM
8052 56th St N, Tampa

Florida’s Third World Prisons

In prison after prison over seven months, Rep. David Richardson a Dem from Miami Beach, reported that toilet paper, toothbrushes, toothpaste, pillows, sheets, shirts and soap were often withheld from inmates. here

Friday, July 21, 2017

Activist Win In Tampa

Persistence beats Resistance in Tampa
Give credit to community activists, political, business, religious and civic leaders who never gave up in moving a Confederate monument from the old county courthouse. The commission voted 4-2 to remove the memorial. It will be moved to a cemetery in Brandon. here
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 A clear victory for public participation 
in the political process.

Keep Charter Schools Out of Northwest Hillsborough County

"The charter school money-grubbers are trying to move into Northwest Hillsborough County by rezoning the corner of Ehrlich Road and West Village Drive. If you would like to join our efforts in opposing this, please become part of our group." Susan Smith

Breakaway Burlesque in Gainesville

Visit them here
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 Our favorite
Aqua Annette
Visit her on Facebook
Like her page here

Pete Antonacci Put In Charge Of Florida's Corporate Welfare

 This guy use to be executive director of the South Florida Water Management District and once told scientists to stay in their lane rather than criticize his water agency's work on Everglades restoration. here

Florida GOP, Dems Want to Make It a Felony to Boycott Israel

Florida GOP Marco Rubio and 
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen 

Along with Florida Dems Bill Nelson, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Ted Deutch, Alcee Hastings, Frederica Wilson, and other Florida Democrats want to violate the First Amendment
by making it a felony for people or companies to support a United Nations-led call to boycott certain businesses within the state of Israel. here
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Boycott Israel here

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Miami Hero Delaney Reynolds

By age 13, Miami Native Delaney Reynolds had published her third in a series of children’s book about Floridian ecology. But what started as a project to enlighten young people about the beauty of Miami's coastal environment turned into a somber realization about that environment's expiration date. Reynolds’ research led her to learn about “sea level rise,” the harrowing reality that while the levels of our seas have been stable for thousands of years, they've risen about 10 inches in the past century alone. here
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Florida GOP Who Voted Against LGBT


Neal Dunn - Matt Gaetz
John Rutherford - Ron DeSantis

Bill Posey - Daniel Webster
Gus Bilirakis - Dennis Ross

Vern Buchanan - Thomas Rooney
Francis Rooney - Mario Diaz-Balart

This was a vote to approve or reject amendment H.Amdt. 183 (Vicky Hartzler) to H.R. 2810. The title of the amendment is H.Amdt. 183 (Hartzler) to H.R. 2810: To prohibit funds for medical treatment (other than mental health treatment) related to gender transition to a person entitled to medical care under chapter 55 of title 10, 
U.S. code. Source

Florida GOP Rick Scott Still Seeking Obamacare Repeal

Rick Scott, whose political career is just about over stilll wants Republicans to repeal the federal health care law despite their apparent failure to do so. here

Tampa Bay: Host a Resistance LinkUp in August!

Sign up now to HOST a Resistance 
LinkUp with DFA!

Florida GOP Marco Rubio: Healthcare Not Just For The Rich

The Republican replacement bill for Obamacare seems dead, at least for now. Even so, protesters showed up Tuesday outside the Doral office of Sen. Marco Rubio, who has been firmly in the party’s repeal-and-replace camp. here

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Racist Republican St. Pete Mayoral Candidate Paul Congemi

"Much Ado About Nothing" In Tampa

"It saddens us that so much of our precious time, energy and meager resources are being squandered by some of us. We should all know that doing this is exactly what our capitalist rulers want us to do. They want us to spend all our time on distractions and divergent issues not fight-back. Frivolous engagement, we must say, is being practiced perfectly by some here in Tampa.

This involvement in phony causes by some of our folks couldn't benefit the capitalist class more if they had paid them to get involved in the these causes. Because of the diversion of  some of our key people, we are not able to deal with the real problems of the rapid polarization, in every respect, of our society. It is not just income and wealth inequality that are worsening but all the other bad things issuing only from capitalism and benefitting exclusively the ruling class, such as racism, misogyny, homophobia, islamophobia and xenophobia to name some of the most salient, are worsening also.

Unfortunately, some of us are responding to the greatly increased suffering of our sisters and brothers in wholly inappropriate ways. The best example here is some of us demanding of the County Commission that a much ignored and deteriorating statue downtown be destroyed or at least relocated. Firstly, surprisingly and significantly, the statue is not one honoring General Lee, General Beauregard or some other Confederate military leader but  rather a memorial to the futility and inhumanity of war. Secondly, because it is "defeatist" in nature it is also anti-insurgent and anti-secessionist. 

However, we are not disheartened. We will maintain our optimism and positive attitudes, as we always have, knowing that reason will ultimately triumph." 

"For a Mass Socialist Party of the Working Class"

Sincerely,
Dave Maynard
Seat 1, Hillsborough County Soil and Water Conservation Board (reelected, longest serving member)
Revolutionary Socialist