[scimc-news] Santa Cruz Indymedia Update For Friday December, 8th 2006
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Santa Cruz Indymedia Update For Friday December 8th 2006
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* Oppose the criminalization of dissent! Green Scare Solidarity in Santa Cruz
* UC Student Assoc. Condemns Police Brutality at UCSC and UCLA
* Oaxacaâs Popular Movement Suffers Yet Another Brutal Day
* Administrative Paranoia Taking Its Toll at UCSC
December 8th 6:30 PM: Working People & The Struggle to End the War (Other)
December 8th 7:00 PM: Oppose the criminalization of dissent! Speakers & Films, a "Green Scare" related benefit.
December 8th 8:00 PM: Watsonvile La Pena & POCC Film Screening
December 9th 2:00 PM: Radical Picnic: workshops and live jug band (RAUM) - Green Scare Solidarity!
December 9th 6:30 PM: Working People & The Struggle to End the War
December 9th 7:00 PM: SCOTT RITTER and JEFF COHEN: Fighting Disinformation with Real Intelligence
December 10th 1:00 PM: Knitting in Public
December 10th 2:45 PM: International Human Rights Day in Santa Cruz
December 10th 3:00 PM: Trash Orchestra Build Day
December 10th 4:00 PM: India's Nuclear Ambitions: Who Pays the Price?
December 11th 7:00 PM: Last Night Un-Organizing Meeting
December 13th 7:00 PM: Oaxaca Benefit at the Vets Hall
More Events On Santa Cruz Indymedia's Calendar:
Oppose the criminalization of dissent! Green Scare Solidarity in Santa Cruz
Solidarity with "Green Scare" Defendents
Despite the now mainstream awareness of the disaster status of global warming, the Federal government is right now aggressively pursuing the radical environmental community in Federal Grand Juries, essentially a revival of the McCarthy hearings. In the Grand Jury, even people not accused of committing any crime, simply of holding 'relevant information' ie. who do you know, what is your political affiliation, are stripped of their fifth amendment rights and can be jailed for years for simply refusing to speak or give information. The Grand Juries are unconstitutional and pose an extreme attack on Free Speech and space for dissent.
The Grand Jury is authorized only to obtain whether there is enough evidence for a trail to commence. However, they are carried on in secret without any admittance by the Federal Government. Therefore, the public is only made aware of their methods and very existence by those who are subpoenaed and put the word out.
Santa Cruz events:
Dec. 8th: Films and Speakers at RCNV
Dec. 9th: Discussion, Workshops, Music and Food
UC Student Assoc. Condemns Police Brutality at UCSC and UCLA
UC Student Assoc. Demands Charges Dropped and Officers Suspended
Oakland, Ca - Bill Shiebler, who is the President of the University of California Student Association (UCSA), released a statement in response to the recent police brutality against students at the UC and the Police Brutality Resolution that was passed at the UCSA Board on November 18th, 2006. On October 18th, 2006 during a demonstration at UC Santa Cruz, the police used batons and pepper sprays indiscriminately and without warning against students. On November 14th, 2006 UCLA Campus Police officers used their tasers several times against UCLA student Mostafa Tabatabainejad at the Powell Library.
The Dirty War in Oaxaca
Heavy repression hits Oaxaca, Political Prisoners are Victims of Torture
Deaths, disappearances continue in the state of Oaxaca. Reports from those inside of prisons, report rampant instances of torture of imprisoned and rape of women prisoners.
"During the Saturday night roundup, which resulted in at least 3 people killed and another 25 disappeared in the same twenty four hours, a hotel worker said that he came across a group of PFP officers who boasted to him that they had already killed 13 people, and that the press would never know because the bodies had been disappeared."
Administrative Paranoia Taking Its Toll at UCSC
Tens of Thousands Spent on Police for "Disaster" Grad School Event
On October 23, 2006, the administration of UC Santa Cruz spent tens of thousands of dollars bussing in at least three dozen police officers (from UCLA, UC Berkeley, UCSC and possibly UCSF) to guard a Graduate & Professional School Fair from the student population. The plan worked magnificently - a solid steel fence was erected outside the fair (located at College 8), with cops surrounding the entire perimeter. Riot helmets sat on a nearby table, and half a dozen high-profile administrators stood ready for action. Within hours, the building had been transformed into a fortress, impenetrable to the hordes of violent, black-clad anarchists. Except, there was one thing the administrators hadn't planned for... there was no protest at all!
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