[scimc-news] Santa Cruz Indymedia Newsletter September 18, 2004
bradley at riseup.net
bradley at riseup.net
Sat Sep 18 19:35:37 PDT 2004
SANTA CRUZ INDYMEDIA UPDATE, SEPTEMBER 18, 2004
News and events currently featured as of Saturday, September 18:
* Monday 5:30pm Santa Cruz Indymedia meeting
* Tuesday 1:30 and 5:00pm GE on the Farm: Midwestern Farmers Share their
Stories in Watsonville
* Tuesday 5:00pm Youth Coalition Santa Cruz
KEEP SPACE FOR PEACE: PROTEST RALLY AT VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE ON SEPT. 25
An International Week of Protest to Stop the Militarization of Space will
take place from September 25 to October 2. Helen Calidicott is the keynote
speaker on September 25 at the Front Gate Protest Rally at Vandenberg Air
Force Base in Santa Barbara County. At 11:30 there will be a 3 mile march
to the front gate starting at the Hwy 1 on-ramp at Vandenberg Village.
The Bush Administration (after abandoning the ABM Treaty that outlawed
missle defenses) plans to deploy missle defense interceptors before the
next election as the next step to controlling and dominating space.
Fifteen interceptors (that have yet to be proven effective) will be put
into the ground at Ft. Greely, Alaska and Vandenberg AFB, California. We
oppose the development of the proposed "sheild" from behind which
pre-emptive strikes can be launched. Help build support for a U.N.
sponsored ban on weapons in space.
GADABOUT FILM FESTIVAL AT BARRIOS UNIDOS ON 10/12; BENEFIT FOR SC-IMC AND
The Gadabout Film Festival will take place on Tuesday October 12 from 5:30
- 9:30 PM at Barrios Unidos located at 1817 Soquel Avenue.
The Gadabout is a nationally touring film festival that seeks to open new
avenues of distribution for truly independent filmmakers that get pushed
aside by Hollywood and the commercial film festival circuit. Focusing on
short, mostly "low to no budget" films, the Gadabout offers an alternative
to the cliche world of commercial film.
MARCH FOR EDUCATION, SEPT. 15-22 - SAN JOSE TO BERKELEY TO SF
Over two dozen Bay Area students and youth will walk from San Jose State
University to UC Berkeley to San Francisco State University from Sept.
15-22 to dramatize their concern for the future of education in
California. Along the way, they will visit a total of 17 different
California State Universities, community colleges, and private colleges,
to dialogue with the students, faculty, staff, and community members at
those campuses and build a person-by-person understanding of the myriad
ways the states failed budget priorities are impacting its citizens.
The walk will conclude with a special appearance at the UC Regents meeting
in San Francisco on September 22. The long-term vision of the "Education
Rising" campaign is the creation of a "union" for students. This union,
based on a structure of deep participatory democracy, will serve as a
political voice for all those who care about education and youth rights.
SANTA CRUZ VIGIL TO MARK 1000 AMERICAN DEAD IN IRAQ
Santa Cruz residents held a gathering at the clock tower on September 9 to
mark the 1000th dead American solider in Iraq. Veterans For Peace and
others held signs and spoke at an open mic to call for peace and the
withdrawal of US soldiers from Iraq.
There were over 200 people with candles lining both sides of the street.
It was really moving to see SO MANY people...
PHOTOS FROM THE BEACH FLATS MURAL CELEBRATION
A Beach Flats Mural Celebration took place on September 9 at the corner of
Beach and Park just below Santa Cruz's well known Giant Dipper roller
coaster. The Beach Flats Mural Project was always meant to be more than a
finished mural. It was meant to be a process that brought together people
of all ages, all backgrounds and skills, in a community project.
Mas que pintura en una pared el proyecto del mural siempre lo comenzamos
con la idea de que fuera un proyecto comun. Nuestro mural ha involucrado a
personas de todas edades, origines y destrezas en un proyecto comun.
ART IN ACTION PERFORMANCE PIX
The Art in Action Camp is a ten-day summer camp for 16 to 25 year-olds
that brings together poets, singers, dancers, artists and other young
visionaries to create a vision of freedom and hope for the futurewhile
voicing opposition to corporate war abroad and the criminalization of
youth at home.
Art in Action took place this year from August 16 through August 25 at the
Quaker Center in Ben Lomond, on an 80-acre redwood forest just twenty
minutes north of Santa Cruz. Art in Action's final day, August 25,
concluded with a 7:00 pm evening public performance in the Santa Cruz
Veteran's Hall at 846 Front Street, Santa Cruz.
Be sure to visit the Santa Cruz Indymedia Calendar for information on
upcoming events in the Monterey Bay area.
You are also encouraged to add events to SC-IMC's open-publishing Calendar!
Santa Cruz Indymedia is an autonomous member of the Independent Media
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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