[scimc-news] Santa Cruz Indymedia Newsletter August 6, 2005
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SANTA CRUZ INDYMEDIA UPDATE, AUGUST 6, 2005
News and events currently featured as of Saturday, August 6:
Sunday 10:30am "Collateral Damage" Commemoration
On Sunday, August 7, people will gather to clean and polish the Collateral
Damage statue and bring flowers in honor of civilians who died in war. We
should be there between 10:30 and 11:30 PM.
Please visit this link for more event listings!
PUBLISH UPCOMING EVENTS on the SC-IMC Calendar!
FRSC: INTERVIEW WITH KRISTEN ESS OF PALESTINE NEWS NETWORK
Phone Interview with Kristen Ess, Editor of PNN in Occupied Palestine on
reciving License from P.A.., The Gaza Pullout, Westbank Apartied Wall
The Palestine News Network, as the first operational independent
Palestinian news agency, received the first official license in the West
Bank from the PA Ministry of Information this week. PA Minister of
Information, Nabil Sha'ath commented, "The license for PNN comes within
the framework of democracy and freedom of the press."
After four years of operations, PNN is published in Arabic, English,
Hebrew, and French, with Spanish and German soon to come in order to
ensure that the international community receives unbiased, accurate, nd
up-to-the minute news from the ground.
Kisten Ess Produces Daily Audio reports and is Looking for more stations
to air Daily/Weekly Programs.
Free Radio Santa Cruz 101fm - Airs PNN Daily reports at 7:50am weekdays
and week in review Fridays and Saturdays at 11am
COPS VISIT GUERILLA DRIVE-IN
A Harrowing Tale of Authoritarian Intervention
The benefit was a roaring success. Something like 50 to 75 people came out
to support Dances With Kittens and GDI on an "off" Friday. The movie was
unexpectedly great. The new amp worked well. Everyone had a blast. Someone
inquired about helping us financially to get a bulb or speakers (Was it
you? Talk to us!)
Now dealing with the cops is old hat for us. We've been kicked out of the
Harvey West area and from under the Soquel Bridge. But we've been at the
Westside railroad tracks site for two years now with no problem.
Just as the movie finished, a Santa Cruz Police officer came to tell us
they'd received a noise complaint. He said that he was being "nice" and
could easily ticket us for "amplified sound without a permit" and "noise
RESISTING NUCLEAR WEAPONS 60 YEARS AFTER HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI
August 6th and 9th mark the 60th anniversaries of the atomic bombings of
Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States. The San Francisco Bay Area's
Livermore Lab is one of the national laboratories that serves as the
brain of the U.S. nuclear weapons complex, which today is developing
weapons to support U.S. wars of empire and continuing to contaminate the
air and soil of cities surrounding it. On Saturday, anti-nuclear
activists will met there to proclaim, "No Nukes, No Wars!"
Nationwide, peace advocates will meet at the four central US nuclear
weapons sites to call for an end to nuclear weapons proliferation.
Locally, activists will met for a ceremony to remember of the victims of
atomic bombings. Afterwards, they marched to Lockheed Martin, worlds
largest maker and exporter of weapons. On Sunday, there will be
commemoration of the victims of war at the Collateral Damage statue in
SOLIDARITY WITH THE EZLN IN COYOACAN, MEXICO || SOLIDARIDAD CON EL EZLN IN
Last month, activists painted a huge red star in Mexico Citys Zocalo to
help bring attention to the Red Alert issued by the EZLN. On July 31,
2005, activists in solidarity with the EZLN used a variety of tactics to
educate people in downtown Coyoacan, Mexico City about the Sixth
Declaration from the Lacandona Jungle and the ongoing Zapatista struggle
for land, work, dignity, health, food, education and respect.
El pasado mes un grupo de activistas pintaron una estrella roja en el
zócalo de la ciudad de México, en solidaridad con la alerta roja lanzada
por los Zapatistas. El 31 de Julio del 2005 se realizaron actividades en
solidaridad con el EZLN en el centro de Coyoacan de la Ciudad de México,
el tema era la Sexta Declaración de la Selva Lacandona donde se pide
tierra, trabajo, dignidad, salud, alimentación, educación y respeto.
FELTON PASSES MEASURE TO TAKE BACK WATER UTILITY
On Tuesday, July 26th, Felton residents passed an eleven million dollar
bond, intiating the process of buying back their local water utility. For
the past three years, their water service has been owned by a subsidiary
of the German-owned, mulitnational corporation, RWE Thames Water.
A spokesman for the company has stated that that they have no intention of
selling the utility and hinted at a long, expensive legal battle if Felton
residents follow through with eminent domain proceedings
Multinational corporations are buying up water rights worldwide. About
five percent of the global water supply is controlled by private
companies. This privatization raises concerns, and in some places, like
Bolivia, water privatization has caused deadly conflict.
FREE SKOOL SANTA CRUZ SUMMER QUARTER BEGINS
>From Spanish language classes to forage and storage, Free Skool Santa Cruz
offers a decentralized educational network outside the system for $19,926
less than UCSC
Summer quarter is just starting. But you wont need any student id,
add/drop forms, or registration fees. There are no classrooms, professors,
or administration, just people sharing what they know. This is Free Skool
Santa Cruz. And the first thing you will learn is that we are all students
and we are all teachers.
Free Skool summer quarter runs July 1st to September 31st and offers a
variety of classes in homes, community centers, and open spaces all over
Santa Cruz. In Free Skool Santa Cruz second quarter, classes include
Conversational Spanish, Womens and Trans Bicycle Repair, Studio Drawing
and Collage, Local History, Birth and Birth Control, Self-Defense, Organic
Gardening, Dyslexia Workshops, World History and Politics, Carpentry, and
Free Skool is a completely grassroots effort, a collection of locals
whove decided to act collectively and autonomously to create a
skill-sharing network, a school without institutional control. It is an
opportunity to learn from others and share what they know, to help create
self-reliance, vital communities, and beauty in the world.
SAN DIEGO ESCALATES ITS WAR ON FREE SPEECH: FREE RADIO SAN DIEGO 96.9 RAIDED
Two activists are still in jail for defending the first amendment in the
recent Grand Jury witchhunt. More activists are receiving subpoenas daily.
Today the war on Free Speech in San Diego was escalated to a new level.
This morning, July 21st, at approximately 11AM, Pirate 96.9 was raided by
The broadcast location of Pirate 96.9 was raided by a number of FCC agents
with marshalls. No one was present at the location, so the FCC broke the
locks on their doors, entered by force, took their equipment and left.
They left a warrant behind them.
The antenna was taken as well as a number of other major components of
Pirate 96.9 is currently off the air. More information at www.pirate969.org
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