[scimc-news] Santa Cruz Indymedia Newsletter November 4, 2004
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SANTA CRUZ INDYMEDIA UPDATE, NOVEMBER 4, 2004
News and events currently featured as of Thursday, November 4:
(visit this link for more event listings!)
* TONIGHT (Thursday) 8:00 PM Phoenix Rising - Queer Music, Art and Film
* Friday 7:00 PM GAZA STRIP at Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In
* Saturday 12:00 PM Reclaim your rights! Copwatch Training
* Sunday 4:00 & 7:00 PM THE FOURTH WORLD WAR comes to Santa Cruz
* Monday 5:00 PM Santa Cruz Indymedia meeting
* Tuesday 6:00 PM Women as Social Warriors: Mujeres en Marcha
POLICE STATE IN SANTA CRUZ
We live in a police state when you can be arrested for speaking your mind!
Accused of being drunk in public, I was abducted from my friends on
10/29/04 and was refused a breathalyzer test.
I had committed no crime. Caring about another human being while they are
suffering becomes a crime only when you live in a police state.
Mike commented: "I need to meet whoever wrote this article. Today nov 3rd
on the corner of pacific and elm street i was punched, tackled, and shoved
to the concrete by 3 police because i refused to sit down. If this is the
treatment america poses in there oun country i can't even imagine what we
do to others. I'm going to find some pictures of this incident since my
head is hurting me and my nose is still bleeding. There were 2 people
taking pics as the police were beating me."
POSSIBLE VOTING IRREGULARITIES IN FELTON
On the voting booth there was a pink sign that clearly said "to mark your
ballot use ONLY the Mark-A-Vote pen provided." We were only provided with
pencils--there was not a single Mark-A-Vote pen in sight. When I pointed
this out to the election officials, and voiced my concern that my pencil
vote could be changed, they told me to use a blue ball point pen and then
color over the pen marks with a pencil. But, they indicated that this
might make it difficult for the electronic scantron machine to read my
vote. One official made a call on her cell phone, and after she got off
the phone she began taking down some of the signs that told voters to use
the Mark-A-Vote pen. I took one of the signs and brought it home with me.
My polling place is St. John's Catholic Church on Highway 9 at the corner
of Russell Avenue in downtown Felton.
A NEW IMC, INDYMEDIA.US, LAUNCHES WITH SPECIAL ELECTIONS COVERAGE
On the eve of what will be one of the most important elections in U.S.
history, the Indymedia network announces the launch of a new and critical
website for gathering the news and views of ordinary people across the
country and around the world.
With its mission of publishing independent, on-the-ground reports from the
people who experience the news most directly, www.indymedia.us will
amplify the voices of those most impacted not only by the elections
process, but also by the policies of either a Bush or Kerry
The US IMC website centers around a syndicated wire of all featured
articles published by participating local US-based IMCs, including Santa
Cruz Indymedia. As with all Indymedia sites, the US-IMC's open publishing
newswire empowers people to become the media by posting their articles,
photos, videos, and audio clips directly to the website's wire. But the
US-IMC's main function is to make the news that is published, culled and
edited to local IMC sites relevant and accessible to a broader audience.
[ http://us.indymedia.org or http://indymedia.us ]
'THE FOURTH WORLD WAR' COMES TO SANTA CRUZ
While American airwaves are crowded with talk of a new war narrated by
generals and filmed from the noses of bombs the human face of war is
rarely seen. THE FOURTH WORLD WAR is a powerful new film from the makers
of 'This Is What Democracy Looks Like', 'Zapatista', and 'Black & Gold'.
It weaves together the stories of movements against empire from Palestine,
Iraq, Chiapas, Argentina, South Africa, South Korea to Quebec City and
The product of over two years of filming, The Fourth World War is a new
kind of film for a new world. The intensity and immediacy of its images
are beyond anything the mainstream media can shoot, the intimacy and
passion of its stories are beyond anything it can feel. Directed by the
award winning New York-based Big Noise Films, and narrated by Tony Award
winner Suheir Hammad and Singer Michael Franti of Spearhead, it is a
radical story of hope and human connection in the face of a war that
shatters and divides.
SCRAM TAKES CARE OF THE DEAD AIR; 101.1 FM IS FREE
Santa Cruz Radio Access Movement (SCRAM) is acting autonomously and in
support of Free Radio Santa Cruz (FRSC).
SCRAM was created to liberate the airwaves for the people of Santa Cruz.
Our first action has been the liberation of 101.1 FM for Santa Cruz and
neighboring communities. SCRAM is broadcasting Free Radio Santa Cruz's web
stream 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
SCRAM encourages other people to take action! Free the airwaves by
broadcasting alternative media sources such as Free Radio Santa Cruz. If
you can't hear SCRAM where you live, then start a Radio Access Movement in
FREE RADIO SANTA CRUZ IS REVIEWING ALL OPTIONS
At present, the Free Radio Santa Cruz collective is reviewing all options
to move forward with our news, music, and artistic programming. We are
streaming on the web and encourage you to listen in. We are actively
asking for help from our community of friends and supporters. We are only
able to remain on the air because of the commitment by our collective
members and the help of our community. If you are a listener of Free Radio
Santa Cruz, please help us maintain the public airwaves by making a
donation. At this time money and free legal help is needed to secure our
future so that we may continue to meet the diverse needs of our community.
FRSC is part of a growing micro-radio movement, supporting the work of
other independent media and other pirate and noncommercial web and
broadcast stations. Our city councilmembers passed a resolution in support
of our radio as a vital community resource and Congress member Sam Farr
has written a letter to the FCC/congress opposing their misuse of funds
and energy. Letters in support of us to the FCC, and local media outlets
are much appreciated.
MIKE RUPPERT: THE TRUTH AND LIES OR 9/11
Mike Ruppert founded the print newsletter and website From the Wilderness
in March 1998. FTW is now read by more than 16,000 subscribers in 40
countries. Since 9/11/01, he has been the point man in breaking major
stories involving government foreknowledge, corruption, and violations of
the Constitution. He has also pioneered the effort to educate the world
about the consequences of Peak Oil - the fact that the world is running
out of hydrocarbon energy and what this might mean for human civilization.
On Wednesday, October 20, Mike Ruppert gave a presentation on The Truth &
Lies of 9/11 and The Consequences of Peak Oil.
FEEDING VEGETARIANS AND VEGANS IN YOUR FAMILY FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Family get-togethers nowadays can comprise many different diets. Often
vegetarians and vegans present special challenges to family members who
are not familiar with those dietary preferences. This article is for those
family members. A vegetarian does not eat meat, but will eat dairy
products and/or eggs. A vegan will not eat anything with meat, eggs, or
dairy products. So a vegetarian can eat anything a vegan can eat, but not
vice versa. With just a little forethought, these dietary preferences are
not hard to accommodate. And your vegetarian/vegan guests will appreciate
the efforts that show you cared. Often vegans and vegetarians resent the
fact that no one cared about them having access to food that they can eat
at family events, and with this little preparation, you can set the tone
to be one of inclusion.
CONCERNED CITIZENS FORM COPWATCH IN WATSONVILLE
Watsonville, CA October 18, 2004 --- Copwatch, a nonviolent group to
observe and monitor police activities is being formed by Watsonville
citizens concerned about police misconduct and abuse of power in the
Watsonville community. Following examples set by other Copwatch groups
across the nation, members of Watsonville Copwatch, concerned with the
lack of police accountability, will launch observation patrols and
"Know-Your-Rights" trainings in order to increase the community's
oversight of police activities.
Be sure to visit the Santa Cruz Indymedia Calendar for information on
upcoming events in the Monterey Bay area.
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Center network with a focus on local issues and the direct impact of
larger issues on our community. Santa Cruz Indymedia is not a membership
organization; it is a tactic, a concept, and a movement that can be
effectively utilized in many different ways.
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