[scimc-news] Santa Cruz Indymedia Newsletter February 18, 2005
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SANTA CRUZ INDYMEDIA UPDATE, FEBRUARY 18, 2005
News and events currently featured as of Friday, February 18:
**Please visit this link for full details and more event listings!**
Friday 5pm Antiwar Coalition meeting
Friday 7:30pm film ARSENAL OF HYPOCRISY: the space program and the
Friday 8pm MST Video Screening: Strong Roots
Saturday 12pm California One for Peace Demonstration
Sunday 2pm Forum to discuss Universal Health Care for CA
Please visit this link for full details and more event listings!
PUBLISH UPCOMING EVENTS on the SC-IMC Calendar!
THE PROJECT HAS BEEN DIGITIZED
The purpose of The Project, a student organized newspaper from UC Santa
Cruz, is to document and inspire strategic radical actions that are
relevant to local, regional, and global socioeconomic justice. We believe
independent media plays a crucial role in facilitating dialogue,
organizing mass mobilizations, and encouraging daily acts of resistance.
The February 2005 edition of The Project can be found at various locations
on and off campus, such as cafes, mailrooms and libraries, and is now
available online at Santa Cruz Indymedia.
SANTA CRUZANS FOR RESPONSIBLE PLANNING KICK OFF ANTI-HOTEL PETITION DRIVE
On February 14, Santa Cruzans for Responsible Planning (SCRAP), a local
grassroots organization backed by former Santa Cruz Mayors, held a news
conference at the entrance to the Santa Cruz City Wharf. This was the
official kickoff for a community-wide referendum campaign to halt the
single largest development in the city since UC Santa Cruz. If the group
can acquire at least 4,000 valid signatures, the "Coast Hotel" issue will
be placed on the ballot for a city-wide vote.
Opposition to SCRAP's referendum campaign includes the developers (of
course!), current employees of the Coast Hotel who would like to have more
work in the winter months and SEIU Local 415.
The proposed development calls for a 270 room hotel, 6-level parking
garage and a 23,000 square foot Conference Center.
UCSC STUDENTS AND WORKERS ASK THE NEW CHANCELLOR: WHERE IS THE LOVE?
On Monday, February 14th, the Student & Worker Coalition for Justice,
AFSCME Service Workers, CUE Clericals, and other campus unions "welcomed"
incoming Chancellor Denise Denton on her first day at UCSC.
Several hundred students and workers marched from McHenry Library to Kerr
Hall. At Kerr, the Budget Office was noisily occupied, with the large
crowd flowing out onto the upper patio.
PROTEST AT THE MISSION ST. KFC
In 2004, Bay Area Vegetarians joined organizations throughout the United
States and abroad in supporting People for the Ethical Treatment of
Animals' campaign against KFC's inhumane practices and calling for welfare
reforms. The campaign continued on Saturday, February 12, as several dozen
animal rights activists protested at the Mission St. KFC.
STUDENTS AND TEACHERS SPEAK OUT TO MAKE SVHS A SAFE SPACE
More than 300 students, parents, teachers, and administrators turned out
at Scotts Valley High School on February 7 for a special board meeting to
address charges that the school promotes a "Gay Agenda." Board members
determined that Scotts Valley High is acting in compliance with AB 537,
The California Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act of 2000 which
prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of actual or
perceived sexual orientation and gender identity in California public
MATTILDA: THAT'S REVOLTING! QUEER STRATEIES FOR RESISTING ASSIMILATION
On February 3, 2005, Mattilda, a.k.a. Matt Bernstein Sycamore, spoke at
Bookshop Santa Cruz. Mattilda is the editor of a 37 author anthology
called,"Thats Revolting! Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation."
Mattilda spoke on a variety of topics, including gay marriage and
assimilation, challenging power, and the rejection of queer youth from
established gay districts such as the Castro in San Francisco.
A NIGHT AT THE RIO TO BENEFIT FREE RADIO SANTA CRUZ
In response to the FCC raiding Free Radio Santa Cruz on 9/29/04, Utah
Phillips called up FRSC with the idea of a benefit concert to help get our
pirate station sailing the airwaves again. Many people throughout the
Santa Cruz area donated their time and resources to organize a fantastic
musical benefit on December 10, 2004.
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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